CLEVELAND, Ohio – While cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Cleveland continue to rise, most of them have now been registered in people under the age of 40, the Cleveland Department of Public Health said Friday.
Since the pandemic began, people in Cleveland who have contracted the coronavirus have been between less than a year and more than 100 years old. The median age was 42 years.
But there has been a shift where people under 40 now account for 51% of all cases, the Ministry of Health said in its weekly case report.
And for the week of April 4th to 10th, the period was covered Friday report63% of the new cases occurred in people under 40 years of age.
Forty-nine percent of the cases this week involved people between the ages of 20 and 39.
Elderly patients were the first group to target coronavirus vaccines. However, health officials have also found that younger populations are more likely to socialize.
In total, the city reported 631 new cases of coronavirus for the week, bringing the total number of cases in Cleveland to 29,894. Fourteen more deaths have been reported, bringing the total to 450 since March 2020.
Nineteen cases of variant B.1.1.7, the highly contagious form of the coronavirus first identified in the UK, have not been identified in Cleveland. That’s three over a week ago.
Through April 10, the Cleveland 7-day average for cases was about 90 new cases per day – up from about 71 cases per day on April 3.
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