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Los Angeles County Health Experts Say Younger People Are Driving Coronavirus Increases

NBC Los Angeles-

The rate of people testing positive for COVID-19 is increasing in Los Angeles County, with younger residents driving up the number of coronavirus infections.

The county Department of Public Health said Monday that over the previous seven days, the rate of people testing positive for the illness was 10%, up from about 8.4% last week and above the county’s overall rate of 9% throughout the pandemic.

Roughly 50% of all the new cases being confirmed in the county are among residents between the ages of 18-40. Back in April, residents in that age group represented about 10% of coronavirus patients in hospitals, but that figure is now up to about 25%, health officials said.

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