Millennials account for the higher number of cases, as they are more exposed to the virus, but it is not just them who contribute to the spread.
The number of cases is growing every day. The WHO on August 18, 2020, addressed that the novel Coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s (millenials), and 40s. WHO said many people are unaware that they have been infected, with very mild symptoms or are asymptomatic. This results in them unknowingly passing on the virus to others and increasing the risk of spillovers to the most vulnerable- the elderly, the sick, people in long-term care, and people who live in densely-populated urban and under-served rural areas.
The WHO's COVID-19 Situation Report notified the confirmed COVID-19 cases in different groups. The number of cases between age groups 15-24 in January to July 2020, was 9.6%, between 25-64 was 64%, and 65-84 was 19.6%.
Many reports and posts are conveying that the millennials and generation Z are spreading the virus. Gen Z are people born between 1996 and 2015. They are currently aged between 5-24. Millennials are people born between 1980 and 1994, aged between 24-39 currently.
It is inaccurate to say that just millennials and Generation Z are spreading the virus. They can be called as the section exposed more to the virus as most of them in this age gap belong to groups who work and step out for daily chores. Countries are opening up, and people are going back to work. They have a higher chance of passing on the virus to others. But it is just not the millennials and Gen Z who spread the virus, but they do account for the higher number of cases. Therefore, we mark this claim partly true.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.