The American Academy of Pediatrics said on February 8th local time that as of February 4, about 2.93 million children in the United States had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The pediatric society reported that the United States had 117,518 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children last week alone.
In two weeks, the number of confirmed cases in children increased by 10%.
Children currently account for 12.9 percent of all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States.
Depending on the state, the proportion of children tested for the virus was 6% to 18% of all people tested for COVID-19, of which 7% to 29% of the children tested positive for the virus.
U.S. experts still believe that children have fewer serious symptoms or deaths related to COVID-19 than adults.
According to information provided in 24 U.S. states and New York City, children account for 1.2% to 2.9% of the total hospitalizations for COVID-19.
Only 0.1% to 2.3% of children diagnosed with COVID-19 need to be hospitalized.
Eleven of the 43 states that provide data on child COVID-19 mortality have reported no children dying from COVID-19.
In states reporting child deaths, deaths account for no more than 0.05% of all confirmed cases of children.