Coronavirus

In Massachusetts, younger adults are getting COVID-19

Those aged 20-29 had more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.

Massachusetts reported the most coronavirus cases in the 20-29 age range on July 28. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff


BOSTON (AP) — The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts are skewing toward younger adults, according to data released by the state.

The age group with the largest number of newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks were those aged 20-29 who had more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19.

The group with the next highest number of new confirmed cases were those aged 30-39, who reported just over 1,000 newly confirmed cases during the past two weeks.

The numbers fall off dramatically with those aged 40-49 reporting 594 new cases in the part two weeks and those aged 50-59 reporting 617 new cases.

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The number of cases among older residents was significantly less.

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