More women infected with COVID-19, higher death rate among men


According to the data of the Institute of Public Health, most patients in the country are aged 50 to 59 years, 292 cases or 20.9 percent, where the highest specific incident was registered, while the lowest incidence of 22.4 per 100,000 inhabitants was registered among children aged 10-19 and 0-9 years, where 56 and 51 cases were reported.

Among individuals over 60 years of age, 287 cases were registered with an incidence of 74.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.

In terms of gender distribution, 662 males and 737 females were registered. Specific death rate among males is 63.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, while among females 71.4 per 100,000.

65 deaths were registered, 4.6 percent. Of the registered deaths, most are over the age of 60, with the highest specific mortality being recorded – 11.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. 46 deaths were reported in males and 19 in females. Of those who died, 50 (76.9 percent) reported comorbidities.

Of the reported cases, 22.9 percent or 320 were either hospitalized during the course of the disease, and the remaining cases were or are still undergoing home treatment and home isolation, asymptomatic or with a milder clinical picture.

The highest number of reported cases per day, 107 people, was registered on April 15.

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