HOUSTON, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Nearly half of new coronavirus cases reported Monday in the U.S. state of Louisiana were contracted by people under the age of 30, the state health department said.
According to the official figure, among the 845 newly reported cases Monday, 46 percent were among people aged 29 or younger.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards urged people to abide by the guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19.
He tweeted, "96 percent of today's reported cases are associated with community spread, rather than congregate settings ... It's on all of us to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana."
Over the weekend, the governor warned that people aged between 18 and 29 are the fastest-growing age group for positive cases in Louisiana.
According to the state, the number of cases in the 18-29 age group, 10,779 total cases, has eclipsed all other groups.