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Sunday Jul 05 2020
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Seven out of 10 COVID-19 deaths in Karachi occurred in men: June report

A view of Karachi's Parenda market in Liaquatabad area, full of people busy shopping, on July 5. — Online

The official mortality data released by Edhi Foundation for the coronavirus deaths in Karachi in June has revealed that about 72.5% of the deceased were men, whereas, 27.06% were women.

The findings are based on data collected between June 1 and June 27, compiled and analysed by Mansoor Raza and Mashood Tariq from the foundation.

In this period, 813 deaths were reported, of which 580 were men and 230 were women.

The mortality chart in Karachi for the last month is overwhelmingly skewed towards males. Source: Edhi Foundation.

Among the males to have fallen prey to COVID-19, data showed that the vast majority of deaths (85.5%) occurred in men aged between 45 and 84 years.

Approximately 86% of total male deaths occurred in men aged between 45 and 84 years. Source: Edhi Foundation

In women, the majority of deaths (73%) occurred in the same age bracket.

In women, 73% of deaths occured in the 45-74 age bracket. Source: Edhi Foundation

More deaths in elderly than the young

According to the data gathered by Edhi Foundation, about 82% of the total deaths reported during the last month were between 45 to 84 years, whereas the rest occurred in people aged below 45.

Individuals aged 35-44 years formed 8% of the total deaths. Deaths in children less than 14 years of age were only 1% of the total.

 
About 82% of the reported deaths are between the age brackets of 45 to 84 years. Source: Edhi Foundation

Susceptibility

Women aged between 55 and 64 years of age are more vulnerable to the contagion while males between 65 and 74 years of age are comparatively more susceptible to mortality caused due to the novel coronavirus, the data underscored.

The male and female death ratio in Karachi during the last month of June. Source: Edhi Foundation