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Covid deaths in Canada, out of 24,402 only 400 under 50

TORONTO – Covid-19 in Canada has claimed more lives among older people, while contagion has affected all demographics in the country. The further confirmation comes from the latest data recorded by health-infobase.canada.ca, where the development of the epidemiological curve in Canada and the various provinces is monitored through the control of the main indicators such as the number of people infected, hospitalizations, intensive care admissions and deaths. The latest full data are dated May 7. In Canada, 1,257,680 people have been infected since the start of the pandemic, or about 3.3% of the entire population. In all, 24,402 people lost their lives with or from Covid, or 1.94% of those infected.

As for the people who lost their lives, only the personal data were collected and not the presence of any previous diseases, as, for example, the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Italy did. In any case, the analysis of the dynamics that characterized the pandemic is the same in the two countries.

According to health-infobase.canada.ca, of the 24,402 covid victims, 16,329 (or 67 percent) were over 80 years old. The second most affected demographic is that of people between 70 and 79 years old: here the deaths caused by Covid were a whole 4,832, or 19.8%. As a result, we know that in our country 86.8% of the victims were at least 70 years old.

The coronavirus has hit younger people less hard. During the pandemic in Canada, 400 people under 50 died. Of these, 234 (1 percent) were aged 40 to 49, 107 (0.4 percent) were in the 30-39 age group, 48 (0.2 percent) in 20 to 29 years old, and only 11 were under the age of 19.

In the intermediate demographic, on the other hand, we are rising again. During the pandemic, 749 people (3.1 percent) between the age of 50 and 59 died and 2,092 (8.6 percent) between the age of 60 and 69 died.

As far as intensive care is concerned, the most affected group is between the ages of 60 and 69: according to health-infobase.canada.ca, there were 3,134 people (26.7% of the total). As a result, patients aged 70-79 (2,878, or 24.5 percent) and those aged 50-59 (2,243, or 19.1 percent).

The contagion, on the other hand, has been substantially transversal, affecting all demographic groups of the Canadian population, with a higher incidence, however, among the younger people.

Of the 1,257,680 people infected with Covid, 237,935 (18.9 per cent) were aged 20 to 29, 232,237 (18.5 per cent) were under 19 and 204,257 (16.2 per cent were in the 30-39 age group).

The two age groups least affected by the infection are also those who have paid the greatest toll in terms of victims.

 Covid infected 55,573 (4.4 percent) people aged 70-79 and 68,136 (5.4 percent) people over the age of 80.

As for the hospital course, a total of 64,802 people infected with Covid were hospitalized during the pandemic.

Of these, 11,783 had to resort to intensive care and 1,884 had to take advantage of assisted breathing.

Finally, with regard to the mapping and tracking of infections, 529,492 people (47.4 percent) took Covid from another person who was tracked by health authorities while 533,073 cases (47.8 percent) the source of the contagion remains uncertain.

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