More young people infected with Covid-19 as cases surge globally

More young people infected with Covid-19 as cases surge globallyJune 26, 2020

Greater social contact among under-40s suggested as cause of increase, but others say it is a sign of better testing

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The age profile of new infections in the coronavirus pandemic appears to be younger following resurgences in countries such as the United States, Israel and Portugal linked to greater social contact among under 40s following the loosening of restrictions.

The trend has been most marked in the US and noted by scientists at the World Health Organization, who have also seen infections of younger people in the developing world contributing to the shifting demographics.

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