Nearly 26 per cent of all people infected with Covid-19 in India since May 1 are in the 18-30 age group, government data released Wednesday evening revealed. Vaccination for people in this age bracket – they became eligible this month as part of the 18-44 demographic – has run into a series of roadblocks over an acute shortage of doses.
The data shows that 26.58 per cent of people who were infected between May 1 and May 7 were 18 to 30 years old. Between May 8 and May 14 that number is 25.89 per cent. The following week – May 15 to May 21 – 25.64 per cent of new cases were in the 18-30 group. And for the next three days – May 22 to May 25 – 25.60 per cent were between 18 and 30. The next highest infected age group is 31-40 years old.