50% patients in 21-40 age-group continue Covid recovery rate high

50% patients in 21-40 age-group continue Covid recovery rate high

Lucknow: The covid recovery rate in UP has been steadying above the five hundred mark for few days, giving the government and health officials much to cheer in time of pandemic. While the diligence by corona warriors contributed towards controlling the spread, experts cite other reasons too.,
Demographic experts say the present recovery rate within the state is linked to comorbidity or risk factors and age-group of patients. consistent with state health department data, 49.5% Covid-19 patients are within the 21-40 age-group while 25.6% fall within the 41-60 age-group. Experts believe almost 59% patients within the first category have limited comorbidity, which refers to multiple medical disorders during a person.
This can be corroborated medically too. “Age does play a crucial role in recovery. In younger patients, comorbidity conditions or risk factors like vital sign or diabetes are less common and their bodies have only one task in hand and that’s to battle coronavirus,” said city-based physician Dr Sunil Verma.
Head of pulmonary medicine department, King George’s Medical University, Prof Surya Kant said, “The virus is understood to trigger complications in existing medical conditions and thus cannot cause much harm during a fairly healthy younger population.” He said, the infection rate among the high-risk 60 plus age-group was as low as 7.7%.
Health experts also attribute the steady recovery rate to an early lockdown. “Since affected persons were quarantined, many patients were either primary or secondary contacts. The lockdown didn’t allow the virus to spread or strengthen the infection chain,” said Dr Vikasendu Agarwal, state surveillance officer. He said, the amount of cases in UP was lower thanks to strict surveillance measures during the lockdown.
While lauding the state’s efforts to battle the pandemic, social scientists Aarti and Vishwajeet Kumar had a word of caution. “Numbers are often deceptive. On a macro scale, data suggest things are good thus far , but number of positive cases over past fortnight was quite those discharged,” said Vishwajeet.
“Different cities are on a special point within the pandemic trajectory. Data suggests UP has done a good job, but it doesn’t mean other states aren't doing well. The covid gulf between Maharashtra and UP is primarily because cases in Maharashtra were much above UP within the initial phase,” said Aarti.