COVID-19 Cases Are Now Mostly Younger Adults

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Despite the rapid progress of vaccinations, a months-long decline in new infections and the gradual reopening of much of our economy, COVID-19 — and its variants — remain a threat.

San Bernardino County is still seeing hundreds of new cases every week, but unlike last year, the greatest numbers of new cases involve adults aged 18-34, followed by those between the ages of 35 and 49.

“A considerable number of these individuals, including many who are young and otherwise healthy, will suffer from the coronavirus, and some will require hospitalization,” said Interim Public Health Director Andrew Goldfrach. “Some will even die — which is heartbreaking when one considers how easy it is to schedule a free vaccination appointment.”

We have now reached a point where appointments can be easily made at County-run sites or local pharmacies by visiting SBCovid19.com/vaccine, or calling the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. And at County-run vaccination sites, walk-ups are now welcome.

“A big part of our effort now is to convince younger adults to take a few minutes to schedule a vaccination appointment,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “The more people who get vaccinated, the fewer infections we will see.”

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