Increase in COVID-19 cases in first half of July greatest in those under 30

The total number of COVID-19 cases — defined by the Livingston County Health Department as the number of confirmed and probable cases reported in Livingston County to date, including cases of patients actively ill, hospitalized, deceased, and recovered — has increased nearly 8 percent in the last two weeks, while the number of deaths has remained unchanged.

Of the total number of COVID-19 cases, the numbers for those under the age of 50 has increased by percentages significantly higher than for those over 50; however, the percentage of change for those under the age of 30 in the first two weeks of July increased at a much greater rate when compared to their older counterparts.

The breakdown of total cases — confirmed and probable — according to the county health department numbers are as follows:

The total number of cases from July 1 to July 14 has increased from 607 to 655. The number of deaths has remained at 28 for about a month.

The number of confirmed cases — defined as Livingston County residents who have been tested and received a laboratory-confirmed positive result, and includes confirmed cases who are actively ill, hospitalized, deceased, and recovered — has increased over 8 percent in the first half of July for a total of 501 cases.

All the COVID-19 deaths in Livingston County thus far have been in patients over the age of 50. There have been two deaths in the 50-59 age group; one in the 60-19 age group; 11 in the 70-79 age group; and 14 deaths in the 80+ age group.

To keep up with COVID stats in Livingston County, check out the Livingston County Health Department’s website by clicking here.

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