Mumbai, July 28 -- An analysis of mortality data has shown that senior citizens in the 60-69 age group were the worst hit by Covid-19 during both the waves in Mumbai.

Most experts consider the period between March and December 2020 broadly as the first wave, even as the number of cases sharply declined by November. Mumbai recorded over 293,436 cases and over 11,116 deaths during this period. The city is currently experiencing a receding second wave. During the period between January and July 15 this year, the city has recorded 48% more cases (436,359), however, the number of deaths dropped to 4,551.

Of the 11,159 deaths analysed by the civic body between March and December last year, nearly 3,177 or 28% deaths were in the 60-69 age group....