According to Health Department data, the percentage of positive cases attributed to young people has increased in the month of July. Prior to July 1,
young people between the ages of 10 to 19 years old, made up five percent of positive cases. Since July 1, that number rose to 17 percent. Prior to July 1, cases in adults between the ages of 20 to 29 years of age made up 15 percent of positive cases. Since July 1, that number has now increased to 24 percent. Although cases in these age groups are usually mild, they can be spread to people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
For a brief update on the local effects of COVID-19, what parents should be considering as the school year approaches and what we should all do to stay keep our communites safe, watch this
led by 95.9 The River with Karen Ayala, DuPage County Health Department Executive Director.
The Health Department continues to encourage everyone, including young people, to be responsible and protect themselves as well as their friends by following the three Ws:
If you leave your home, remember to:
- Wear a cloth face mask.
- Watch your distance. Stay 6 feet apart from others.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.