Coronavirus Cases Spike Among Kids

Washington, D.C. (Monday, August 10, 2020) – It’s news many parents and health officials feared as children begin to head back to playgrounds, parks, camps, schools, and daycare.  Coronavirus cases among children are spiking.  A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association say more than 97k children tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks of July.

That number accounts for more than a quarter of all the number of children diagnosed with the coronavirus since March.  The findings come as health officials continue to understand the effects of the virus on children and the role they play in its spread.

Overall, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States now top five-million.


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