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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(9): 128-139
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.015


A Retrospective Study of COVID-19 Cases Based on Age and Gender in Patient’s Visiting Tertiary Care Centre, Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, Tezpur, Assam
Syed Tanwir Alam1, Samrat Biswas1, Kalpana Bezborah2, Sonuwara Begum1*, Mihirjyoti Pathak1, Saurav Phukan1, Pitambar Baishya1, Kaushik Das1, Jasbeer Singh Roy2, Sanjay Sarkar2, Simi Borah2 and Miranda Khuttiya2
1Viral Research and Diagnostics Laboratory,
2Department of Microbiology, Tezpur Medical College & Hospital, Bihaguri-784010, Tezpur, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which is also called COVID-19 has affected millions of people globally and has led to unprecedented disruptions to health systems, as well as affected individuals social, economic and psychological lives very badly. The present study was an attempt to address the association between age and gender among positive COVID-19 cases and also to discuss the possible reasons for the variation among age categories and gender. This was a retrospective based study. Samples were collected in Viral Transport Media and sent to the testing laboratory for confirmation by nucleic acid–based reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Data regarding patients’ details were collected in the hospital facility. A total of 1,11,379 (Assam - 1,08,836 and Arunachal Pradesh-2543) samples were collected from patient’s and tested for COVID-19 (April to December 2020). During this period a total of 2,600 positive cases were detected at the laboratory from Assam (n= 2,480, 95.38%) and Arunachal Pradesh (n= 120, 4.62%) respectively. Males (n=2106, 81%) was affected more than females (n= 494, 19%). In both male & female the age group which was affected the most was between 20-29 yrs and 30-39 yrs. Month wise distribution of the positive COVID-19 cases showed maximum spike in the month of August (n=902). Early diagnosis by real time PCR has helped in the identification of the pathogen in individuals at an early stage, which has facilitated the containment of positive cases.


Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Psychological, Viral Transport Media, Containment
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Syed Tanwir Alam, Samrat Biswas, Kalpana Bezborah, Sonuwara Begum, Mihirjyoti Pathak, Saurav Phukan, Pitambar Baishya, Kaushik Das, Jasbeer Singh Roy, Sanjay Sarkar, Simi Borah and Miranda Khuttiya. 2021. A Retrospective Study of COVID-19 Cases Based on Age and Gender in Patient’s Visiting Tertiary Care Centre, Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, Tezpur, Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(9): 128-139. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.015