Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declined to characterize the commonwealth as being at the start of a “second wave” of COVID-19 transmission.
But he had no trouble identifying the source of a recent surge in the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“I think it’s really important to point out once again … and Dr. [Deborah] Birx said the same thing when she was here last week: The biggest single issue that’s driving case growth is familiar people being familiar with each other,” Baker said Tuesday afternoon. “She talked, in particular, when she talked to us, about something we’ve seen in our own data, which is a really significant increase in positive cases among people in their 20s and 30s.”
Birx, who visited several college campuses in New England, is the White House’s response coordinator for its Coronavirus Task Force.