RT-qPCR is the most reliable molecular method for the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Here, we analyzed results of RT-qPCR obtained for 3044 patients diagnosed as SARS-CoV-2-positive using four different molecular tests utilizing five RNA sequences . The analysis showed that patients' age inversely correlates with threshold cycle (Ct) values for RdRP gene (LightMix® Modular Wuhan CoV RdRP-gene by Roche Diagnostics) and RdRP+S genes (MutaPLEX® Coronavirus RT-PCR kit by Immundiagnostic). At the same time, there was no correlation between age and Ct values for E, N, and ORF1ab genes . When patients were grouped by age, mean Ct values for RdRP gene in older patients were significantly lower compared with younger individuals . Collectively, our report indicates that older SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals exhibit higher viremia at diagnosis than younger patients, which may reflect impaired functioning of their immune response and predispose to more severe disease and worse prognosis.