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Wilton official concerned with spike in COVID cases among young people

Wilton First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice says the recent round of reopenings may have given Wilton residents a false sense of security about COVID-19 virus.  She says the virus is still very much out there and continues to be highly contagious. The State’s gathering guidelines are based on an expectation that residents wear masks and social distance.  Across the country young adults are increasingly the largest share of new cases.  It is no different in Connecticut.  Residents aged 20 to 29 have accounted for almost 24% of new cases during Phase 2, more than twice their share of cases before the State’s reopening.  Residents aged 10-19 have also increased their share of new cases, which Vanderslice says is most likely due to those on the higher end of the age range.