Persons between 20 and 60 years old still form the largest group of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Suriname. Epidemiologist Radjesh Ori also talks about the middle-aged group. Furthermore, more men than women are still tested positive.
If the mortality rates of June and July are compared, then six people are more likely to have died in July, namely 16 to 10. This means that not only the number of positives has increased, but also the mortality by about 60%.
Although the over-80s are represented very little in the number of positives, the mortality and absolute rates among this age group are much higher than among the other groups.
Doctor Ori emphasizes that this is an advanced age. He indicates that obesity and chronic conditions also increase the risk and that the risk of death in those persons is much higher than everyone else