Kids, teens accounted for nearly 20% of new COVID-19 cases in Conn. last week

A gull flies over downtown on March 14, 2016 in New London, CT.
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By 1010 WINS

HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- The majority of Connecticut residents who tested positive for COVID-19 last week were in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s, but nearly 20 percent were 19 years old or younger, data released by the state on Thursday shows.

Three hundred and fifteen people who tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 2 and Aug. 8, or 66 percent, were between the ages of 20 and 59; 27, or around 6 percent, were between the ages of 0 and nine; and 65, or around 14 percent, were between the ages of 10 and 19, according to the data. 

Sixty-eight people who tested positive, or approximately 14 percent, were 60 or older, the data shows. 

“People in their 20s had the largest amount of positive test results during the week, followed by people who are in their 30s and 40s,” Gov. Ned Lamont wrote on Twitter. 

Lamont reported 0 new COVID-19 deaths and 76 new cases on Thursday, for a 0.9 percent positivity rate. 

As of Wednesday evening, 63 people in the state were hospitalized, up by five from Tuesday.