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Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
Millennials drive the pandemic: Reports from around the world say millennials (those born between 1980 and mid-90s) and 'Generation Z' (those born between mid-90s and 2010) constitute the bulk of the infected by the coronavirus disease. State-wise data shows similar trends playing out in India. People aged 20-50 comprise 56.34 per cent of Maharashtra’s total caseload. In Uttar Pradesh, 49.84 per cent of the cases are among those aged 20 to 40 years. In Tamil Nadu, 82 per cent of the caseload was shared by people aged 13 to 60. The fact that the younger lot are driving the pandemic

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First Published: Aug 22 2020 | 2:25 PM IST

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