So far the number of new infections among school-aged children and teens is still not outpacing cases in the young adult population.

“We’re seeing increases relative to what we had seen prior to school starting, but that age group has certainly not eclipsed the young adult age group or the working adult age group.”

MDH Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann says their data shows most transmission among school-aged children and teens is occurring in social gatherings, NOT in school settings.