In Brazil, COVID-19 is hitting young people harder

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As of now, the coronavirus has claimed over 3,30,000 lives across the globe. Most of these people are ones with comorbidities - usually older people - but, in Brazil the case is different.

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In the South American country, more young people are succumbing to the virus, with Brazil having recorded over 20,000 deaths and 3,10,000 cases.

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Of the country's victims, 69 percent were aged 60 or older, compared with 95 percent in Spain and Italy. This could also be due to the demographic of the nation, as Brazil’s populace only has 13.6% young people.

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In early April, 19 percent of Brazil’s deaths were among the under-60s. This week, that figure rose to 31 percent.

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The situation is further worsened due to the abject poverty in the country, with almost a fourth of the population living on less than five dollars a day.

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