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Despite improvements at PSU, COVID-19 spreading among higher-risk groups – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal
PITTSBURG — Although the COVID-19 situation at Pittsburg State University has improved following a recent outbreak as students returned to campus to start the semester, county officials now see troubling trends as the virus spreads among other demographics in the community, they said Friday.
Crawford County public health officer Dr. Tim Stebbins said there were 540 active novel coronavirus cases in isolation as of Friday morning, including 129 new cases identified this week.
“We’d previously been reporting that the active cases were composed primarily of the 18- to 25-year-old group, and that was actually up to 86% of the cases at the time,” Stebbins said.
While the 18- to 25-year-old age range is still the single largest age demographic, it is now down to 35% of active cases, Stebbins said. Children up to 10 years old now make up 8% of the total; 11- to 17-year-olds are 7%; 26- to