Portage County: Majority of COVID cases belong to 20-29 age group

CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS
CDC / Alissa Eckert, MS(KWQC)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 3:42 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2020 at 10:41 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The Portage County Health Department is reporting the demographic most infected with COVID-19 is people ages 20-29.

According to the PCA portal, as of Monday, 638 positive cases have been identified in Portage County in the 20-29 age group, which is 28% of cases.

For perspective, as of Friday statewide, the 20-29 is also most impacted, accounting for 23% of total cases.

“Attending gatherings of any size, whether small or large, with anyone outside of your immediate household is not recommended, as it may contribute to additional community spread,” stated Health Officer Gary Garske. “The virus continues to be spread through the community and should be assumed that it is everywhere.”

Click here to view the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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