Millennials still leading Alberta in active coronavirus cases

Sep 21 2020, 10:56 pm

More bad news for the oft-blamed generation.

The Province of Alberta’s new coronavirus numbers are showing that millennials are leading the province in new and active COVID-19 cases.

Of Alberta’s 1,459 current active cases, 294 are between the ages of 20 and 29, while an additional 247 fall into the 30 to 39 demographic.

Those same groups account for 190 and 150 of the new cases detected in Alberta between September 14 and 20, more than any other group.


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The 40- to 49-year-old demographic came in third in both of these categories, while the younger generation, aged 10 to 19, saw the fourth-most active and new cases in the province.

Taking a look at Alberta’s current active cases finds that they were most likely spread through the close contact of a case (615), while another 468 were infected through an unknown origin, 289 were outbreak-associated, and only 87 were related to travel.

As always, Albertans are encouraged to practice safe physical distancing, wear a mask when out in public, maintain proper hand hygiene, and stay home if they are feeling sick.

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