When it comes to COVID-19 it has been made very clear that elders are most at risk for serious complications if they get the virus. The vast majority of people who have died from COVID-19 are over the age of 70. But what you might not know is that most people who get COVID-19 are much younger.
Adults between ages 20 and 39 account for the majority of COVID-19 cases.
“Obviously the impact may be less for these age group but it has the potential to have secondary transmission to other parts of the community and individuals who are at greater risk,” said Kristin Ehresmann with the Minnesota Department of Health
Recently there was an increase in cases among young adults in their 20s in south-central Minnesota. Health officials have been able to link these cases to a group of young adults spending time in bars over the weekend of June 12th and 13th.
Unfortunately many of these young adults who were sick, work in childcare and healthcare. Their illness puts children and medical patients at risk.
The advice to young adults taking advantage of bars and restaurants opening – is to be cautious, maintain social distance, be outside if you can and wear a mask when possible.
“Even if you’re young and even if your personal risk of Covid is low, make sure you’re cognizant of the risk of Covid transmission in a group setting,” said Ehresmann
This is your COVID-19 daily update and I’m Melissa Townsend.