It’s a concerning trend that’s showing no signs of slowing down. Health officials have confirmed that younger people continue to test positive for COVID-19 in Ontario. In fact, almost 70% of the province’s latest cases are in people under 40 years old.

On Sunday, September 20, Ontario confirmed that a record-breaking number of COVID-19 tests had been completed within 24 hours.

After processing 40,127 tests on Saturday, officials reported 365 new cases of the illness in the province.

Breaking down these figures via Twitter, Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott explained, “Toronto is reporting 113 new cases, with 108 in Peel and 38 in York.”

However, contrary to the pattern seen earlier this year, she confirmed that the majority of these latest cases are in younger people.

"69% of today’s new cases are in people under the age of 40," Elliott wrote.

Just one day earlier, on September 19, Elliott shared similar statistics.

The minister of health explained that, of the 407 new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario on Saturday, 71% were in people aged 39 and under.

It’s a trend that’s been spotted across the country as more and more younger people test positive for the illness.

In cities like Ottawa and Toronto, an increasing number of millennials and even young children are now being diagnosed, too.

Ontario’s health officials have confirmed that the province is currently experiencing another wave of COVID-19.

In response to these rapidly rising case numbers, Premier Doug Ford has already taken decisive action.

On Saturday, he announced that indoor and outdoor gatherings would be limited again to 10 and 25 people respectively, in an attempt to re-flatten the region's curve.

Speaking more generally about millennials with COVID-19 last week, Canada’s top doctor explained that outbreaks continued to be reported in spaces that “draw in this younger age demographic.”

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

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