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Young Ohioans fuel increase in coronavirus cases in wake of college, other school reopenings |

Based on the date for the onset of symptoms, the under 30 group accounted for 53.5% of the cases over the last seven days.

This is an increase from 43.8% the previous seven days and in the range of 31% to 33% for each of the three weeks before then, found in an analysis of the latest data from the Ohio Department of Health.

“This is a stark reminder that the virus is not going away,” DeWine said. “We think a significant part of this is caused by our colleges going back as well as our grade schools and high schools going back.”