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Why more young people are getting sick in the latest Covid-19 outbreaks

Article by Katherine Harmon Courage, posted online at VOX, July 18, 2020.

The heat of the summer has brought a surge of new cases. In states with the biggest increases, the average age of those infected is dropping. In Florida, the median age of those testing positive was 65 in March. As of mid-July, the median age of those testing positive over the past 14 days plummeted to 39.5. This article untangles the many factors leading to this shift and what it means going forward.


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