Nearly 2M Kids In U.S. Have Tested Positive For COVID
NEARLY 2.3 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE US HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC
(CNN) – Nearly 2.3 million children in the U.S. have tested positive for COVID-19.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that’s as of January 7th and about 171,000 new cases were identified in kids last week alone.
We’re talking zero to 19 years old here.
It’s a large number but when you consider we’re looking at more than 22 million cases overall.
The data shows what public health experts have been saying for a while now; that kids are less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 and die from it.
But health experts say they still want more data on how the virus might affect kids over time.