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48 Percent Of All COVID-19 Cases In Hopkins County Are In Adults Age 51 and Older

Wondering which age groups are being impacted most by COVID-19 in Hopkins County? Almost 50 percent of all COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County are in adults ages 51 years or older, according to information compiled by the Local Health Authority and reported by HC/SSEM on Oct. 29.

Cumulatively, 34 percent of all Hopkins County residents who have received positive COVID-19 results have been age 61 or older, that’s a 3 percent increase from the total reported just 2 weeks ago. (Age demographics of Hopkins County residents who have received positive COVID-19 results are provided every 2 weeks, and reflect cumulative totals.) Cases in this age group have been consistently rising since Sept. 14, increasing from 22 to 27 percent on Sept. 29, 31 percent on Oct. 14 and 34 percent on Oct. 29.

Adults ages 51-60 years account for 14 percent of the overall cases among Hopkins County residents. This group made up 15 percent of the overall cases on Sept. 1, and has fluctuate only 3 percent since. This group had consistently decreased 1 percent over the last 3 reporting periods to 12 percent on Oct. 14, only to see a 2 percent increase on Oct. 29.

Another 14 percent of overall cases were among adults ages 31-40 years. This category also declined over the last 3 reporting periods. Sept. 1, this age group accounted for 19 percent of the overall COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County, 18 percent on Sept. 14, 15 percent on Sept. 13 and has continued to account for 14 percent of the overall cases since Oct. 14.

The 4 other age groups accounted for a smaller percentage on Oct. 29 than on Oct. 14.

Children ages 1-10 years accounted for only 3 percent of the overall COVID-19 cases in Hopkins County on Oct. 29. Kids ages 1-10 years accounted for 6 percent of the overall coronavirus cases in Hopkins County during the Sept. 1 and Sept. 14 reports. This youngest age group only represented 5 percent of overall cases on Sept. 29, 4 percent on Oct. 14.

Youth ages 11-20 years accounted for 15 percent of all Hopkins County residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 29 and Oct. 14, when it represented the second largest age group by percentage. This group represented only 13 percent of overall COVID cases on Oct. 13, just 1 percent more than on Sept. 14, but still 3 percent more than on Sept. 1.

Adults ages 21-30 years accounted for 10 percent of COVID-19 cases overall on Oct. 29. That’s 4 percent less than on Sept. 1 and Sept. 14, 2 percent less than on Sept. 29 and 11 percent less than on Oct. 14, according to the information provided by the Local Health Authority and HC/SSEM.


Author: Faith Huffman

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