NEW DELHI: Majority of the Covid-19 deaths in the country are among men who account for 69% of the total 58,390 deaths recorded so far, health ministry data show.
The age-wise distribution remains largely unchanged from that reported in the beginning of the month with those above 60 years now contributing 51% of all deaths so far. Those in the relatively younger age band of 45-60 years are contributing 36%, as compared to 37% on Aug 4 and 32% on July 9. Just 1% of deaths were of people below 17 years, another 1% was among the 18-25 age group and 11% were aged between 26-44 age group.

Indian Council of Medical Research director general Dr Balram Bhargava said that the results of the sero survey conducted in containment zones is in the process of publication and is likely to appear this week in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.