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COVID-19 Cases Increase in Children in US, Deaths Remain Low

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Children accounted for 9.3% of all COVID-19 cases in the US as of August 20, representing a rise from 9.1% the previous week, but only 0.06% of all US deaths reported, suggests a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Childrens Hospital Association.

The cumulative number of pediatric cases reported till that date stood at 442,785, representing 9.3% of the total COVID-19 case load of over 4.76 million among all ages. There have been 92 pediatric deaths, which amounts to 0.06% of the 154,279 deaths reported among all ages, stated the AAP and the CHA said in a recent update. Hospitalizations among children are also low, representing 1.7% (4,062) of the cumulative total of 234,810 admissions among all ages as of August 20, as per data obtained from 21 states and New York City… (Medscape)

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