Chandigarh, April 9 -- Currently ineligible for the vaccination drive, those aged below 40 years accounted for 50% of the cumulative Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh in February and March, official data reveals.

As many as 4,203 cases were reported in the city between February 1 and March 26, of which 2,052 patients were aged between 11 and 40.

The health department figures show that the proportion of Covid patients, aged above 60, had also increased in the present wave.

In the first surge before February 1, 13% of the cases were from this age group, which increased to 17% by the end of March.

However, among the younger population, the trend remained similar as before February 1, when the 11 to 40 age group comprised 53% of cases.

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