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Experts: superspreading events fueling pandemic

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Posted at 8:09 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 08:09:20-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Health experts believe one of the main culprits behind the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has been "super-spreader incidents."

These types of events happen when a single person infects a large number of other people.

It can happen at events like birthday parties, conferences, and choir practices.

A University of Louisville doctor also says more COVID-19 infections are coming from the 18-45-year-old age range.

People in that age group reportedly have a tendency to be less symptomatic or have no symptoms, and therefore, are more likely to spread the virus without realizing it.