In the local government that held the coming-of-age ceremony in January, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and others have analyzed that the risk of infection with the new coronavirus for new adults who are 20 years old is nearly four times that of people close to their age. group announced.

We would like you to be aware that participating in the event involves the risk of infection.

A group led by Taka Yura, a collaborative researcher at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, used data from the HER-SYS system, which aggregates patient information on new coronas, to analyze how Coming-of-Age Day affected the infection status. , published in an international professional journal.

According to it, after Coming-of-Age Day this year, the number of infected people increased significantly among new adults, and the risk of infection during the four days from Coming-of-Age Day was 3.22 times higher than that of 19-year-olds and 21-year-olds. In municipalities that held coming-of-age ceremonies, which accounted for more than 70% of municipalities, the number increased 3.79 times.

On the other hand, last year when most municipalities did not hold coming-of-age ceremonies, the risk of infection for new adults was 1.27 times.

The group says that the coming-of-age ceremony may not be the only cause, but it is important to recognize that such events carry the risk of infection.

Takako, a researcher, said, ``It is thought that meeting people who do not usually meet at the coming-of-age ceremony has led to an increase in the number of infected people.I want you to be aware of the possibility of being infected and be careful.''