Washington, October 27 The latest report jointly released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association shows that since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, nearly 800,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus. Recently, the number of child infections in the United States has increased rapidly, with more than 90,000 new cases in two weeks.
This report counts the reported cases of childhood Covid-19 infections across the United States. Data show that as of October 22, the United States has reported a total of 792,188 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in children, accounting for 11% of the total number of Corona cases, and about 1053 people are infected for every 100,000 children.
Data show that in the two weeks from October 8 to 22, there were 94,555 newly diagnosed cases of pediatric Coronavirus in the United States, an increase of about 14%. As of October 22, nine states have reported more than 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children.
Statistics also show that in the United States, children’s hospitalized cases of Coronavirus accounted for 1% to 3.6% of the total number of hospitalized cases of Coronavirus in the state, and the deaths of children with Coronavirus accounted for less than 0.23% of the total number of Coronavirus deaths in the state. The definition of the age of children varies from place to place in the United States. 30 states define the maximum age of children as 19 years old, while some states define children from 0 to 14 years old.
The American Academy of Pediatrics said that at present, severe cases of COVID-19 in children appear to be very rare, but states need to continue to report detailed information on COVID-19 testing, diagnosis, patient admissions, deaths of different ages and ethnicities, so that they can continue to record and monitor the impact of the Coronavirus Impact on children’s health.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that as of the evening of the 27th Eastern Time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the United States exceeded 8.77 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 226,000.