An Ontario Region Is Calling Out People Under 30 For Driving The Spread Of COVID-19

Young people make up 35% of the region's cases right now.

Toronto Staff Writer

An Ontario region is putting its millennial population on blast today after recent investigations revealed the spread of COVID-19 in people under the age of 30.

According to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH), over 35% of active cases in the region are now linked to youths and young adults. Yikes.

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HPEPH also called out the under-30 crowd for ignoring the province's stay-at-home order and continuing to gather in social settings and participate in activities that spread the virus.

"Unfortunately, we are continuing to see voluntary close contact taking place between individuals in all age groups – in particular, youth and young adults who are gathering for social reasons," said Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health.

"Youth and young adults are not immune to the spread of COVID-19 and by participating in voluntary social activities they may put others in their household, and community, at risk," he added.

There are currently 76 active cases in the region, with 17 people in hospital, eight in the ICU and four people on ventilators.