The Youngest Person Hospitalized With COVID-19 In Toronto Today Is Just 23 Years Old
Toronto doctor says "there are a lot of reasons for concern."
Toronto's hospital workers are noticing an increased number of young people admitted with COVID-19, according to the city's top doctor.
On Wednesday, Toronto's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Eileen de Villa, announced that thein Toronto today belongs to a 23-year-old young adult.
There are a lot of reasons for concern.
Dr. Eileen de Villa
Announcingat a press conference, Dr. de Villa directly addressed the number of young people who need hospitalization because of COVID-19.
"In the 837 cases I reported to you today, people aged 20 to 29 were the age group with the highest number of cases, with 181," Dr. de Villa reported.
"Admissions of younger people are reaching noticeable levels," she added.
Dr. de Villa also said thatSource of Infection survey — taken by people with COVID-19 — produced "concerning findings."
Almost a third of people who took the survey said they hadwith over the holidays.
"The outcome of those decisions will emerge over the next days and weeks," Dr. de Villa said. "If they manifest as COVID-19 cases, the implications are plain to see."