A new report found that among American children, coronavirus infections account for 11% of all cases in the United States.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as of October 22, 792,188 young people have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
By the end of July, only about 100,000 children had tested positive, meaning that nearly 90% of cases had occurred in the past three months.
The report also found that more than 10% of all pediatric infections have been diagnosed in the past two weeks.
As of October 22, 792,188 children in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus, accounting for 11% (above) of all cases in the United States
In the past two weeks, 94,555 new cases of COVID-19 in children have been reported, a 14% increase from the previous two weeks (above).
Of all pediatric COVID-19 cases, up to 6.9% resulted in hospitalization and up to 0.15% of deaths.Pictured: 2-year-old Penny Brown was held by her mother, Heather Brown, her nose was lightly touched during a COVID-19 test in Seattle, Washington on August 28 wipe
According to the report, the total incidence of pediatric coronavirus cases is 1,053 infections per 100,000 children.
Between October 8 and October 22, the newly reported 94,555 new cases of COVID-19 in children were surprisingly high.
It jumped from 697,633 to 792,188, which means a 14% increase in the past two weeks.
Currently, 15% or more of the cumulative child cases reported in 11 states are children: Wyoming, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Dakota, New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
Among the youngest residents in the state, Wyoming has the most cases, accounting for more than 25% of the state’s cases.
At the same time, in only two places in the United States-New Jersey and New York City-less than 5% of reported cases are children.
Currently, 11 states report that 15% or more of their cumulative cases are in children (above)
In addition, in the past two weeks, the number of child cases in nine states including Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming has increased. 25%.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, children have accounted for 5% to 16.9% of the country’s total tests.
As of October 22, 0.6% to 6.9% of all child COVID-19 cases were hospitalized
Of all children with the virus, as many as 0.15% have died, and no children have died in 16 states.
The AAP report read: “At present, it seems that serious diseases caused by COVID-19 are rare in children.”
“However, states should continue to provide detailed reports on COVID-19 cases, tests, hospitalizations and mortality rates by age and race/ethnicity so that the impact of COVID-19 on children’s health can be recorded and monitored.”
AAP recommends that children, such as adults, wear masks and avoid staying away from crowds in public and social situations.
The team also recommends that children who are six months or older be vaccinated against flu before the end of October to avoid “storms” in the coming winter.
Throughout the summer, President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that children were basically “immune” against COVID-19 during the period he asked the school to reopen.
Trump said at a press conference at the White House in August: “Maybe there is a situation where a small part, a small part died, and a small part, they will get better soon.”
“I think in most cases, [kids] Don’t get sick, they won’t catch it easily, and… they won’t transfer it to other people, or it’s certainly not easy. “
However, at least 1,000 children who have COVID-19 or are with someone infected with the virus have developed multiple system inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children, a disease that causes inflammation in different parts of the body.
In addition, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there is an overnight summer camp in Georgia, which seems to indicate that children are susceptible to coronavirus and can infect other people.
Of the 344 campers and staff tested, 260 were diagnosed with the virus after spending less than a week together, mainly wearing masks.