Younger people are testing positive for COVID-19

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According to the last seven COVID-19 reports by the Hidalgo County, positive cases for COVID-19 are growing amongst residents under 30 years old, with this age group making up for half of the cases.

Health experts say two factors are at play for these cases, many have not been eligible for vaccination, or they have chosen not to do so, as opposed to the older population who are almost fully immunized. 

Hidalgo County Health Authority Dr. Ivan Melendez said another factor might be that fewer older people are getting COVID-19 tests, likely due to the large number of people over 65 who are already vaccinated.

Health experts say as more vaccines are available and people continue getting them, things are likely to improve for all residents.

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