According to data compiled by two health organizations, about 252,000 new York City, Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.were reported among children last week. This marks the most significant number of unique pediatric began, and it comes as millions of kids head back to school. cases between August 26 and September 2 represents nearly 27% of all new COVID-19 cases reported during that time, according to the weekly report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The organizations compiled data from 49 states, including New
There was a light blue) have also gone up.around the start of summer. Just 8,447 new pediatric June 24, roughly three times less than the total reported last week. A , and pediatric cases appear to have generally risen and fallen with the number of cases reported among adults. COVID-19 cases among children (seen in dark blue) rose recently to their . Cases among adults (seen in
Geographically, the South has seen the highestin recent weeks. Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi are among the states that saw the of new topics between August 19 and September 2. California, the nation’s most populous state, has reported the highest since the pandemic, followed by Florida and Illinois. The AAP and CHA noted that their data was limited because some state no longer hospitalizations or undercounting cases.
Southern said current data indicate that COVID-associated hospitalization and death are uncommon in children. “At this time, it appears that severe illness due to COVID-19 is uncommon among children,” the organization said.the highest number of new COVID-19 cases among children over the past week. As of September 2, more than 5 million children have for the coronavirus in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. More effects on this younger population. Still, the AAP
“However, 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 effect.” Over the past month, roughly 55,000 children have been admitted to U.S.. Hospitalizations among children had been but abruptly skyrocketed at the start of July, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Plexiglass dividers surround desks as students return to in-person learning at a, California school on March 24. Pediatric had dropped at the start of summer but are rising againg. Both the AAP and CHA have encouraged all eligible as soon aspossiblee. Children become suitable at age 12. According to the CDC, roughlyy 62% of people ages 12 and older have been in the U.S. as of TuesdaC.
Federal health officials have suggested varying timelines for whenthan 12. AAP’s president, Lee Savio Beers, said Tuesday that she expects vaccine trial data for children to be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for review by the end of this or early October. The vaccine will then be considered for emergency use authorization. “And so what that means is that once that data is submitted, the FDA will have a chance to look at it to determine the safety and and consider the risk-benefit for children,” she told NPR. Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter.