US COVID-19 Cases: Looking at the rising number of COVID-19 cases, it has been estimated by the pediatricians group that children are prone to represent more than a quarter of the COVID-19 cases. The figures comes out somewhere up to 26.8% weekly COVID-19 cases nationwide.
The above fact came to the light on Tuesday after a research done by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
The crucial update has come in the presence of schools becoming fully operational across the entire us. This is why the experts have encouraged people to get themselves vaccinated to protect children returning to the classroom.
“If we want to protect the children, particularly those who are not yet eligible for vaccination, you want to surround the children with people who are vaccinated — teachers, school personnel, everyone else,”Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Tuesday.
As per the reports, over 251,781 child US COVID-19 cases have been reported in the last week alone (August 26-September 2). These numbers clearly signify more than a quarter of the quarter of the 939,470 cases reported during the said period.
In each of the two weeks, children clearly represent up to 22% of the weekly reported cases. When we say child, it means they include in the age group up to age 17 or 18.
“After declining in early summer, covid cases among children have increased exponentially, with over 750,000 cases added between August 5 and September 2,” the AAP’s data said.
The study also came to the conclusion that despite an alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, the illness among children looks quite uncommon at this time.
“There is an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts of the pandemic on children, including ways the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, as well as its emotional and mental health effects,” the academy said.
At the moment, up to 5 million children have been tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic first started. The above figures represent 15.1% of all cases in the United States.
The total number of cases counted on August 22 now represents a 6% rise from the late July, as per the data collected by the CD.