Steep rise in younger people falling seriously ill
Nearly half of severe cases of Covid-19 in Europe in recent weeks have been among younger age groups, as experts warn of a worrying rise in the number of new infections. The latest figures from the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC) show that cases of Covid-19 have been increasing across the continent over the last month, with the greatest rise in those aged 15 to 49. Some 67 per cent of new cases have been among this cohort. While younger people are less likely to fall seriously ill with the disease, 44 per cent of those who fell into the severe disease category in the last month were in this younger age group, said Dr Andrea Ammon, of the ECDC.