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Ottawa, Jun 16 (Canadian-Media): A study conducted by the researchers at the University of Guelph looking at the COVID-19 caseload impact on the medical system in Canada has revealed a continued surge in Ontario's numbers of new cases among people under the age of 20, media reports said.
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The federal funding for this study was provided last month from the Alliance COVID-19 grant program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
The lead researcher of the study and a professor, Ed McBean, said as of mid-May, in spite of the flattening of the infection curve for other age groups in the province, there was a rise in the numbers of daily new cases for people under 20 years old, especially in Toronto and Peel regions.
But for people between the ages of 20 and 29, public health units outside of Toronto and Peel recorded a rapid increase in cases through early March, reaching nearly 30 per day by mid-April followed by the drop of daily cases about 20 by the end of May.
McBean says he hopes to analyze similar data from other provinces.
McBean says he suspects rising frustration over lockdown measures may have been the main cause of the under-20 results to differ.