Rising COVID-19 Cases among Young People

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More and more younger people have been infected with the coronavirus.

Among the 780 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the past two weeks in Alberta, 57% fall into the category of people under the age of 40, according to Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s latest update on July 14.

Not only in Alberta, all across Canada the majority of new cases are being found in people under 40. According to a recent web panel survey done by Statistics Canada, younger Canadians are less likely to report that they will wear a mask or keep their distance from others.

Back to Calgary where active cases continue to rise, six new cases have been linked to a restaurant in downtown. The restaurant has voluntarily closed the location to conduct a deep clean.

We get it. It’s summer. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for the young. It’s time to head out to a bar, browse their happy hour menu, chug a beer, feast on barbecue and finally catch up with friends that you were dying to see in the past three, four months. But these recent numbers remind us not to become complacent!

Think twice before you decide to eat out. Restaurants and customers must strictly follow safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic is not quite over yet, and the last thing we want is a second wave.

Latest information on COVID-19 cases and lab testing in Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-alberta-data.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0oniSJuDqSXYhR-iQNJ8sd1s7w-L0M_Ke1oBWIe9RXoCsTE0PRmzyp6II

Word of the Day:

Complacent: self-satisfied, especially when you are not aware of the actual dangers