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Plymouth's senior citizens account for 80% of virus fatalities, but only 9.5% of cases since start of year
Plymouth's elderly residents continue to disproportionately bear the brunt of virus deaths, while accounting for less than ten percent of virus cases.
According to data released by the Town of Plymouth Public Health Department, 80% of all Plymouth virus fatalities since the start of year have been victims 71 years of age or older, but the senior citizen population accounted for only 9.5% of confirmed cases over the same period.
Over 90% of cases were 70 years of age or less, with the highest number of cases reported in the 31-40 age bracket. Plymouth reported 9 deaths between the ages 51-70 since the start of the year and no deaths under age 50.
The data was released by Public Health Director Karen Keane at last week's Board of Health meeting.