No data from the U.K.'s health department highlights that people under 30 accounted for more than 20 percent of COVID-19 cases in the summer of 2020
In June 2020, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report stated that young people were less concerned about COVID-19. Those between the ages of 16 and 29 were less likely to be worried than people above 30. However, there was no data by the U.K.'s health department to suggest that people under 30 accounted for more than 20 percent of the COVID-19 cases in the U.K.
According to BBC, in January 2021, infection rates increased in teenagers, students, and people in their twenties and thirties. A small number of people in these age groups ended up in the hospital and required treatment for COVID-19. Prof Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said that children's wards were usually busy in the winter of 2020. However, compared to the over-65s, most children and young people have no or very mild illness.
BBC's report cited data from Public Health England, which showed that the number of new COVID-19 cases between ages 1 to 44 was low from mid-June to mid-December 2020. Dr Nick Scriven, a former president of the Society for Acute Medicine, told the BBC that he had seen patients in their 20s requiring oxygen treatment. Still, most were in their mid-40s, 50s, and above and the most seriously ill were over 50.
Therefore, there is no evidence to suggest that young people under 30 accounted for more than 20 percent of COVID-19 cases in the summer of 2020.
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