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Young adults, children account for rise in COVID-19 cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan isn’t the only state seeing increasing cases in youth.

COVID-19 cases are rising nationally, and many of these cases can be tied to young adults and children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these increases in numbers may be due to more highly transmissible variants which they are monitoring.

“Across the country, we’re hearing reports of clusters of cases associated with daycare centers and youth sports,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “Hospitals are seeing more and more younger adults, those in their 30s and 40s, admitted with severe disease.”

Walensky also said that the British variant, B.1.1.7, is now the most widely circulating strain of COVID-19. “Based on our most recent estimates from CDC’s surveillance, the B.1.1.7 variant is now the most common lineage circulating in the United States.”