Scientists predict Covid-19 outbreak due to decrease in patients' average age

Source : 112 Ukraine

The average age of patients decreased due to an increase of infected underages
11:36, 14 July 2021

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Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAS) predict a possible outbreak of Covid-19 in Ukraine due to the lower average age of patients and deaths. This is stated in the forecast of the Covid-19 epidemic in Ukraine on July 14-27, 2021.

NAS noted that the average age of patients decreased due to an increase in the proportion of minors, patients aged 18 to 34 years and patients aged 35 to 49 years. The age structure of hospitalized patients changed similarly, except that the increase in the number of hospitalizations among patients aged 18–34 years was less noticeable.

"The decline in the average age of patients may be a harbinger of the beginning of a new epidemic wave, as the epidemic process among young people, as a rule, develops beforehand," a statement reads.

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It is also noted that in June, overall mortality continued to decline along with a decrease in the number of deaths from Covid-19. Although the number of deaths from coronavirus remained significant in the second decade of the month, overall mortality decreased.

The average number of new cases in Ukraine decreased to 476 people per day (decreased by 23% in two weeks), the average number of deaths is 19 deaths per day on average over the last week. According to forecasts, the average number of new cases will be 468 during the week of July 14-20, 2021, and 442 - during the week of July 21-27, 2021.

As it was reported earlier, on July 13, 2021, 547 new confirmed cases of coronavirus are recorded in Ukraine. In particular, 34 children and 23 health workers were infected. During the whole pandemic in Ukraine: 2,242,245 people infected; recovered - 2,179,076 people; fatalities - 52,665; PCR tests performed - 11,082,234.

Related: Coronavirus in Ukraine dashboard: online

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