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Young adults most likely to catch COVID-19 in B.C.

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October 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The 20 to 29 age group has contracted the highest number of cases of COVID-19 of any age group throughout B.C.

But the proportion of cases in that age group is highest in the Interior Health region.

New data released by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows that 2,836 of B.C.’s 12,331 cases have been contracted by people aged 20 to 29, which accounts for 23 per cent of the total.

But, in the Interior, 27.3 per cent of the region’s 644 cases have been in that age group.

The graph, which is posted on the centre’s website, shows the numbers declining in each succeeding age bracket with only 16 cases amongst people 80 and over while there have been 19 children under 10 who have tested positive in the Interior.

Only the Northern Health region breaks slightly from the provincial pattern. The largest age group there is the 30 to 39 age group with 65 cases.

While 601 people in B.C. over the age of 80 have contracted COVID-19 there have also been hundreds of children under the age of 10 who have been infected with 453 cases.

The map can be seen here.

This shows the total cases in B.C. the map also shows cases by health region.
This shows the total cases in B.C. the map also shows cases by health region.
Image Credit: Submitted/B.C. Centre for Disease Control

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