Pediatric doctors reported that children’s COVID-19 cases increased 32% two weeks ago


According to a recent report, cases of pediatric COVID-19 increased 32% from two weeks ago.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Association, used state-level case data to write that as of November 18, about 6.8 million children have tested positive for the virus since the epidemic began.

“About 142,000 child cases were added this week, up nearly 32% from two weeks ago,” Written by groups. “The number of child cases has dropped from the weekly high of 252,000 the week of Sept. 2, but the number of covid cases in children is very high.”

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For the 15th consecutive week, children’s COVID-19 cases have increased to over 100,000, and since the first week of September, more than 1.7 million cases have been reported.

Since the onset of the epidemic, children have represented 16.9% of the total cumulative cases and 25.1% of the weekly COVID-19 cases reported for the week ended November 18.

5-year-old James Marshall is wearing a sticker after receiving a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children in Cranston, Rhode Island on November 4, 2021.
(AP Photo / David Goldman)

The overall rate of child COVID-19 cases at that date was 8,992 cases per 100,000 children in the population. It is reported that children under 18 make up 22.2% of the US population.

November. From 11 to 18, 141,905 cases of child COVID-19 were reported and children represented 25.1% of previously reported weekly cases.

In the two weeks from November 4 to November 18, there has been a 4% increase in the cumulative number of children’s COVID-19 cases since the onset of the infectious disease.

While AAP and CHA say age distributions of reported COVID-19 cases are provided on 49 states’ Department of Health websites, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam are the smallest subset of reported hospitals and deaths. Through the ages.

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In 24 states and New York City, children make up 1.7% to 4.0% of their total cumulative hospitals; 0.1% –1.9% of all children’s COVID-19 cases were hospitalized.

In 45 states, New York City, Puerto Rico and Guam, children accounted for 0.00% to 0.25% of all COVID-19 deaths and .00% to 0.03% of all children’s COVID-19 cases.

Available data suggest that COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths are uncommon in children and – at this time – that severe illness is also unusual due to COVID-19.

“However, there is an urgent need to collect more data on the long-term effects of the pandemic on children, including ways in which the virus can harm the long-term physical health of infected children and its emotional and mental health consequences.” The report said.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Notes There are fewer cases reported in children aged 0-17 years compared to adults, if children are less sick than adults, children may become ill and spread COVID-19 to others.

Children with underlying medical conditions are at increased risk of severe illness.

Rates of COVID-19-related hospitalizations are lower in children of all ages compared to adults, although some children develop or later develop severe symptoms Multisystemic inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C),

Everyone 5 and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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