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Data Deep Dive: Breaking down COVID-19 patient ages in Kentucky and Indiana

Reading off the daily COVID-19 numbers is not enough, we've heard you ask for more and experts echo we need more data to make informed decisions for your families.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After some tough news about two young COVID-19 patients in Kentucky, we wanted to take a closer look at the ages affected to give you a better idea of who is testing positive and how old they are.

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As testing increases, we're going to see more cases across all age groups.The blue bars above shows the total number of people who have tested positive in each age group, the orange bars show the total number of people who have died. 

In the youngest age group, the state has reported 75 children under the age of ten have tested positive for the virus. That's eleven new cases since Monday. 

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On the opposite side of the spectrum, the state has reported almost 600 people over the age of 80 have tested positive for the virus. 

We're seeing the most positive tests come from people between 40 and 49 years old- more than 1000 total. 

The orange bars make it clear this disease is still most dangerous to the elderly. More than 50-percent of the total deaths due to COVID-19 in Kentucky were patients 80 years old or older. The youngest patients to die from Coronavirus in Kentucky were in the 30 to 39 age group and there are only two of them. 

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Indiana releases data differently from Kentucky. The state groups all young people under the age of 19 together. According to the data, about three-percent of the total positive cases are kids under the age of 19. Most of the positive tests come from people in the 40 to 49 age group and 50 to 59 age group.

About half of the total deaths due to COVID-19 in Indiana were patients 80 years old or older. The youngest patients to die from Coronavirus in Indiana include two patients in the 20 to 29 age group and one patient under the age of 19.

We will continue these "data deep dives" every week day on WHAS11 News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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