BC Says The Amount Of 20 to 29-Year-Olds Getting COVID-19 Just Skyrocketed
It's a rapid increase linked to social events.
Young people are gettingway 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 "" 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.