KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Nepal’s death toll as a result of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crossed 200 on Saturday. With 12 more people dying, the total number of COVID-19 related deaths hit 207.
According to the data made available by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the highest number of deaths has been recorded among people with 41-40 age group. As many as 43 people including 33 males and 10 females of this age group have died of this viral infection as of Saturday.
Similarly, the next age group that appears highly vulnerable to this virus is 61-70 years. At least 42 people including 27 males and 15 females of this age group died of COVID-19 infection as of Saturday, according to MoHP.
The MoHP data shows that the least number of deaths has been recorded among the children below 10 years. Only four children---2 boys and girls each--- of this age group have succumbed to this disease so far.
Similarly, 40 people between 51-60 age group died of this viral pandemic. The ratio of males dying of this disease appears much higher than that of females as the number of males dying of viral infection is 33, while the number of women succumbing to this disease is just 7 so far.
Two other age groups 71-80 and 31-40 have witnessed twenty seven (22 males and 5 females) and 20 (15 males and 5 females) deaths, respectively, according to the data compiled by the MoHP.
As many as 14 senior citizens above 80 years of age including 11 males and three females have died so far, while 12 others belonging to the age-group between 21 and 30 also succumbed to this infectious disease. More girls as compared to boys appear to have succumbed to this disease in the 11-20 age group. This age group recorded deaths of three females and two males.
The data suggests that the youths are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal as at least 115 people who died of COVID-19 were between 21 to 60 years of age. This accounts for more than half the number of total deaths recorded in the country so far.
The MoHP data also shows that the mortality rate among the males is much higher than that of females. Of the total deaths recorded so far, 153 (73.91 percent) are males, while the number of females dying of COVID-19 is only 54.