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Percentage of COVID-19 cases in Michigan continues to rise among younger groups

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 11:03:23-04
(WXYZ) —

The percentage of COVID-19 cases in Michigan continues to climb among younger people, according to numbers from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

According to the latest numbers, 28% of the total cases are for age groups between 20-39.

There are 9,375 cases between the ages of 30-39 and 9,042 cases between the ages of 20-29, according to the state.

Those numbers have climbed over the past few weeks, especially in June.

According to MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, 23% of the cases in June alone came from people between the ages of 20-29.

While other age demographics have higher total numbers, the cases have continued to climb among young people, a trend seen around the country.

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Graphic showing the percentage of COVID-19 cases broken down by age on Monday, July 6. Graphic from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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