The largest grouping of new Covid-19 cases in Louisiana are adults between 18 and 29 years old, state health officer Dr. Joseph Kanter said during a press conference Saturday afternoon.
Covid has a real tendency to spread," Kanter said.
State officials did not expect the virus to stay contained within that age bracket and Kanter said that there were concerns for anyone more vulnerable who comes in contact with a positive person in this age group.
The data is "showing that the virus is now spreading from the younger adults to the older individuals," Kanter said.
He also discussed the peak during the first wave, which was focused mostly in the Greater New Orleans area.
It is not a New Orleans problem," Kanter said. "It is a Louisiana problem."
If Louisiana doesn't turn the numbers around, Kanter said the state is on pace to reach Texas and Arizona levels.