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ABC6/FOX28: Adults 20-39 Years Old Testing Positive for COVID-19 at Higher Rate Than Other Age Groups

At his press conference on June 24, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine noted that positive coronavirus numbers are trending up for young adults in the 20-29 and 30-39 age groups.  Gov. DeWine also noted that overall numbers in Ohio are increasing.

ABC6/FOX28 reporter Mary Smith spoke with Jospeh Gastaldo, MD, OhioHealth system medical director of infectious diseases, about why we are seeing an increase, especially in these younger age groups.

"Businesses are opening up, the weather has changed, young people like to socialize, we are out doing our things and there are young people who do feel invulnerable who do still feel that you know 'I'm young,'" Gastaldo said.

Gastaldo emphasized that if you are socializing, you must take precautions like social distancing, wearing your mask and washing your hands often. 

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