Wednesday, January 12, 2022

US reports nearly 8.5 mln child COVID-19 cases, increasing 'exponentially' -

Nearly 8.5 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, and COVID-19 cases among American children are "increasing exponentially," according to the latest report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

A total of 8,471,003 child COVID-19 cases had been reported across the country as of Jan. 6, and children represented 17.4 percent of all confirmed cases, according to the report published late Monday.

The overall rate was 11,255 cases per 100,000 children in the population.

COVID-19 cases among U.S. children are "increasing exponentially," far exceeding the peak of past waves of the pandemic, according to the report.

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