COVID-19 is surging among college-aged people in the US.
As the universities and colleges reopened during August and September, there is a spike of coronavirus cases among the younger population, which was not the case when the global pandemic occurred earlier this year.
Two studies are confirming this fact, one conducted by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and the other by the North Carolina Department of Health and the University of North Carolina.
Researchers in the first study analyzed over 100,000 coronavirus cases reported between August 2 and September 5.
According to the study, the weekly increase in positivity rates among people aged 18-22 was 55%.
The Northeast had an increase of 144%, while the Midwest had an increase of 123%.
In the second study, the University of North Carolina was reporting the virus development in real-time as students were moving in on campus on August 3.
Although the institution had strict measures and protocols that forbid gatherings, the students were partying anyway.
This resulted in 670 positive cases by August 25, all under the age of 22.