Young people are getting COVID-19 in B.C. way faster than anyone else.

On Thursday, August 13, B.C. shared new modelling data that reflects badly on the 20 to 29-year-old age group — they make up 17% or 18% of cases and when it's shown on a graph it appears to skyrocket straight up.

We are seeing a disproportionate increase in young adults

Dr. Bonnie Henry

"We've started to see a rapid increase in the last few weeks in younger people," said Dr. Bonnie Henry.

She says it's linked primarily to "exposure events" like social gatherings, parties and get-togethers.

They reported 78 new cases of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the province — just one day earlier the number was 85.

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