Older people more vulnerable to coronavirus: DAK

Older people more vulnerable to coronavirus: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday said older people are more vulnerable to develop severe illness and death from the novel (new) coronavirus that has so far killed at least 5,839 people and infected 156,885worldwide.
“If you are old, you are at a higher risk of having a severe disease and evendeath from the novel virus,” said DAK PresidentDr Nisar ul Hassan.
Based on data from confirmed cases of the novel virus, Dr Nisar said about 80% of people who died from the virus were above 60 years of age.
“The highest death rate was in people over the age of 80,” he said adding “around 15% of people in this age group died from the disease.”
Dr Nisar said people with underlying chronic medical conditions also increase the risk of dying from the new virus.