An analysis of 4,067 COVID-19 cases by the Health Ministry has revealed that more men than women contracted the disease, and died too.
Among the COVID-19 positive cases reported in India, 76 per cent are men.
Among the dead, 73 per cent were men, according to reports.
As per the analysis 63 per cent of the dead are over 60 years old.
Moreover, 86 per cent of those who died had co-morbidities (additional medical conditions), such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, etc.
According to the Health Ministry’s latest update on Monday, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 4,281 including 319 cured and 111 deaths.
The figure stood at 3,577 on Sunday.
While amongst the dead, senior citizens accounted for 63 per cent, they comprise just 19 per cent of the 4,067 COVID-19 positive cases till Monday afternoon.
A total of 1,01,068 samples were tested till 9 pm on Monday, the ICMR said.
Dr R R Gangakhedkar, director of Epidemiology, ICMR, said the Council was capable of conducting 25,000 COVID tests per day.
Meanwhile, aroud five lakh testing kits have been ordered.
According to Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, Health Ministry, India is currently between stages two and three – local transmission and community transmission.
So far, 1,445 cases, about 35 per cent, have been linked to the Tablighi Jamaat of Nizamuddin in Delhi.
Also, 25,500 people associated with the organization have been placed under quarantine.
Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asked all states to keep the supply of medical oxygen smooth and hassle-free. Medical oxygen has been included in the national list of essential medicines.