Most COVID-19 cases per capita in Michigan are among those under 30 years old
The highest number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan since March, among younger people, who are generally at less risk of severe disease.
In April, at the height of the vaccination initiative, young people 10-19 had three age groups, equaling people 60 and older in total cases per capita.
People 20-29, who have seen the most cases of any age group in the last six months, are top of the charts. These are the children between 30 and 39 years old.
According to last weeks Michigan COVID data and modeling update, the seven-day average of confirmed and probable cases per million people by age group was the most significant one-week increase in young people ages 10-19. In January, that age group made up 9% of all confirmed deaths. They now account for about 12% of the population. In January, people 70 and older made up 12% of the total cases, and now comprise 9% of total instances.
Following are charts, first of COVID cases, which are calculated by age group per population for that age category. The second diagram shows the numbers without adjusting for population.
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This happens as children enter school routines, sometimes unmasked and often unvaccinated.
Most school districts do not have mandatory wear masks because they don't have a mandate for students to wear them. Children younger than 12 are yet to be eligible for vaccines, and among those who are immunized, the numbers are low.
A quarter of children ages 12-19 have taken at least one dose. Aproximation 76 percent of those 50 and older are immunized.
As of early September, a chart of the number of people vaccinated by age group. (It's important to note that children 12-15 were ineligible for immunization until May.)
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Since vaccines are available widely, hospitals are having a younger population this summer, according to doctors.
There is a complete correlation and relation between these two. Our younger adults, teens, and below who havent been vaccinated, thats what were seeing hospitalizations occurring, as they are the population with the lowest vaccination rates. In August, Gillian Conrad, communications manager of the Berrien County Health Department in southwest Michigan, stated that its an inverse relationship and it's completely correlated.
According to data presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people older than 70 are most likely to be hospitalized since the outbreak.
However, the oldest population saw a 58% decrease in new hospital admissions per 100,000 people from January to September. People 18-29, though they are hospitalized in much smaller numbers, experienced a 5 percent increase in hospitalization.
The younger age group has a rate of about 1 admission per 100,000 people. According to CDC national data, the oldest age group is now seeing about 8 admissions per 100,000 people.
In Michigan, cases are steadily rising, but not as abruptly as they were before the spring surge.
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According to Linda Vail, health officer in Ingham County, where about 20% of cases were among children 0 to 17. Last week, children were vaccinated. That is why we see a whole lot of cases in younger people.
A quarter of people 75 and older have received at least a dose of the vaccine.
In Michigan, about 42 percent of total confirmed COVID-19 deaths are among people 80 and older. About 0.6% of deaths are in the 20-29 category, while 1.9% are younger than 40. Six months ago, about 1.2% of youngsters were younger than 40 and about 47% were 80 or older.
The reasons why younger people are less likely to seek vaccinations are difficult to brush with a large stroke.
Younger people dont have much health problems, particularly when theyre first-time residents of COVID-19, as do older people predominantly impacted by COIVD.
They are living their lives. They might have children. They might also know individuals who had mild COVID-19 symptoms. Conrad stated that the coronavirus might not be a major concern for them.
John Gleason, a Hillsdale College student who had not received occlusion from feces, said this month that he is not so opposed to vaccination. He thought he would have to be vaccinated if er goes abroad as planned. I just thought, you know, I dont need to be first in line, I said.
Kerry Ott, a public information officer for the LMAS District Health Department in the Upper Peninsula, said that with teenagers younger than 18 years old, the parent must also accept the vaccination. In each of the departments four counties, vaccination rates for those younger than 20 range from 24 to approximately 41%.
These younger people have believed that they are either immune or in some ways protected against COVID-19 due to their age or youth. However, as the highly contagious delta variant moves through communities and infection rates rise, younger people are entering the hospital, according to Dr. Russell Lampen, an infectious disease specialist at Spectrum Health, located in Grand Rapids, this month.
We are seeing people who don't have any significant medical conditions that are coming in with severe illness, he said. Its less common than what were seeing in older people, right? Its not a complete abnormality, and therefore nobody is really safe from some of the complications.
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