Washington, November 24 According to a new report jointly released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, nearly 1.2 million children in the United States have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Recently, the number of children infected in the United States has increased rapidly, with more than 140,000 new cases in a week.
The report counts the reported COVID-19 infections among children across the United States. Data as of November 19th reported a total of 1183,609 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children in the United States, accounting for 11.8% of the total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and about 1,573 people were infected per 100,000 children.
In the week of November 12-19, 144,145 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children in the United States were reported. This is the week with the largest increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children since the outbreak of the epidemic. In the two weeks of November 5-19, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children increased by about 28%.
The data also shows that children’s COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States range from 1.2% to 3.1% of the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state, and children’s COVID-19 deaths account for less than 0.23% of the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state.
The definition of children’s age varies from place to place in the United States, and most states define the age of children as 0 to 19. The American Academy of Pediatrics said that at present, it seems that severe cases of COVID-19 in children are very rare, but there is an urgent need to collect more data on the long-term impact of the coronavirus on children, including how the novel coronavirus harms the physical and mental health of child patients.
According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 24th, 157,531 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,058 new deaths were reported in the United States on the 23rd. This is the 16th consecutive day that the number of new confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 100,000.
The average number of confirmed cases in the past seven days has continued to rise recently, and now it has exceeded 170,000, a new high since the outbreak. The average number of daily deaths in the past seven days has also been on the rise, currently exceeding 1,500, the highest since mid-May.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the evening of the 24th Eastern Time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 12.55 million, and the cumulative number of deaths was nearly 260,000.