Recently, The New York Times reported that in Michigan, the individuals aged between ten to nineteen years are getting tested positive for the coronavirus at the highest rate of any age. Thus, the ones who are under the age limit of 50 years are leading to the increased rates of hospitalization. On average, more than the nine individuals daily aging around 18 or below were getting admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 in the week that ends by the date of April 10.
However, as per the information provided by the State Data, this is almost thrice as comparisons made to the month of February. Also, the case rates for the individuals below the age of 10 have reached their peak level of the pandemic. Dr. Erin Brennan, an emergency-room physician in Detroit, told The Times, “I am putting more patients in their 20s and 30s and 40s on oxygen and on life support than at any other time in this pandemic.”
This is to say, all this is happening just because the older people are getting their shots initially. In Michigan, about two-thirds of the residents are the ones who age 65 and older have been fully vaccinated. Notably, there are 5.9 percent aged between 16 to 19 and 13.8 percent of individuals in their 20s residing in America.
In addition, Few of the health experts told The Times some hospitals are diminishing their standards for admission as cases plateau or fall. An infectious disease expert and hospital doctor in the Pittsburgh area, Dr. Amesh Adalja told, “I have a lower threshold to admit when I’m not worried about hospital capacity.” Further, he added that when hospitals were full he had previously sent borderline cases to be treated at home.