Pediatricians report that cases of COVID-19 in children are up 32% over the past two weeks

Pediatric COVID-19 cases 32% higher than it was two weeks ago, according to a recent report.

The American Academy of PediatricsIn cooperation with Children’s Hospital AssociationUsing statewide case data, she wrote that nearly 6.8 million children have tested positive for the virus virus Since the pandemic began, as of November 18.

“This week, nearly 142,000 cases of children were added, an increase of about 32% over two weeks ago,” I wrote groups. “Children cases have fallen since a peak of 252,000 in the week of September 2, but COVID cases among children are still very high.”

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For the 15th consecutive week, children’s COVID-19 cases have crossed 100,000, and since the first week of September, there have been more than 1.7 million additional child cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, children accounted for 16.9% of the total backlog and children were 25.1% of weekly COVID-19 cases reported for the week ending November 18.

James Marshall, 5, wears a poster after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children in Cranston, Rhode Island, on November 4, 2021.

James Marshall, 5, wears a poster after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children in Cranston, Rhode Island, on November 4, 2021.
(Associated Press/David Goldman)

The overall rate of pediatric COVID-19 cases as of that date was 8,992 per 100,000 child population. Children under the age of 18 are said to make up 22.2% of the US population.

From November 11 through November 18, 141,905 pediatric COVID-19 cases were reported, previously children accounting for 25.1% of reported weekly cases.

Over the two weeks from November 4 through November 18, there was a 4% increase in the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases from children since the start of the pandemic.

While the AAP and CHA said the age breakdown of reported COVID-19 cases has been made available on Department of Health websites in 49 states, New York City, The District of ColumbiaAnd Puerto Rico and Guam, a smaller subset of states that reported hospital admissions and deaths by age.

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Among the 24 states and New York City, children ranged from 1.7% to 4.0% of all hospital admissions. 0.1%-1.9% of all cases of COVID-19 in their children led to hospitalization.

Among the 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 pediatric COVID-19 cases resulted in death.

Available data suggest that hospitalizations associated with COVID-19 and death are uncommon in children and – at this time – severe illness due to COVID-19 also appears to be uncommon.

“However, there is an urgent need to collect more data on the long-term effects of the pandemic on children, including the ways in which the virus may harm the long-term physical health of affected children, as well as its emotional and emotional impact. Psychological health effects,” the report said.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Notes Fewer cases have been reported in children aged 0-17 than in adults, highlighting that while children were less affected by the disease than adults, children can get sick and spread COVID-19 to others.

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

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Hospitalization rates associated with COVID-19 are also lower in children of all ages than in adults, although some children develop severe symptoms or develop later Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C)And

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

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