Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) assumed that the second wave of COVID-19 is impacting more number of the young generation as they might have begun going out and also because of variants of SARs-COV-2.
Responding to the question on whether the younger population were getting more affected, ICMR Director-General Dr. Balaram Bhargava said comparing the data of first and second wave COVID-19 has shown that there is no much age difference. People above 40 are also more vulnerable for adverse outcomes.
According to the government, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana were among the 18 states and union territories showing the decrease in daily new COVID cases. However, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Assam, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Tripura were among the 16 states and union territories showing a continued increasing trend in daily new COVID-19 cases.