1 Million U.S. Children Diagnosed With COVID
PEDIATRICIANS REPORT MORE THAN 1M KIDS IN THE US HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CORONAVIRUS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC
(CNN) – Pediatricians report more than a million kids in the u-s have been diagnosed with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the children’s hospital association reported the data Monday.
The groups say nearly 112,000 kids were diagnosed just last week; which is substantially higher than in any previous week.
The AAP’s president said the U.S. urgently needs a new, nationwide strategy to control the pandemic, and it should include mask wearing and physical distancing.
The groups also report 133 kids have died from COVID-19.
They say severe illness from coronavirus is still rare in kids.
But they urge health authorities to collect more data on the longer-term impacts of the virus on kids.