Half Of 2,535 Californians Infected With Novel Coronavirus Younger Than 50 - Governor
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Thu 26th March 2020 | 02:40 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th March, 2020) People under 50 years of age who have contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) make up more than half of the 2,535 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in California, Governor Gavin Newsom said.
"2,535 individuals as of this morning... have tested positive in the State of California. It's a 17 percent [daily] increase," Newsom said in televised remarks on Wednesday evening. "Tragically, 53 lives lost."
"I can say this with accuracy - 37 young people under the age of 17 in the state of California are part of those that have been tested positive," Newsom said. "Fifty one percent as of today - over half - [are] 18 to 49 years old.
[They] have tested positive."
California figures contradict a popular belief that younger people, especially children, have negligible chances of contracting the virus.
The outbreak takes an economic toll on Californians. According to
Newsom hailed the massive economic stimulus package adopted by the US Congress earlier on Wednesday.