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Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Young People: Dr. Stephanie Silvera Comments

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NJTVNews reported that New Jersey health officials are noticing a spike of COVID-19 cases amongst the population aged 18-24. This can be attributed to summer parties and house sharing at vacation spots.

Dr. Stephanie Silvera, Professor in the Public Health Department,  noted: “If you’re talking about people who are in their early 20s, especially if they’re out socializing, even if they’re open air bars et cetera, it makes that contact tracing nearly impossible. You can’t do the individual contact tracing. What you can only do is put out an alert that if you were in this place, at this time you may have come in contact with somebody.”