Children and COVID-19

The latest report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their state-level data report on children and COVID-19 as of July 29. Although some states reported less frequently and dropped metrics previously reported as overall cases decreased, 49 states, New York City, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam provided age disgtrubutions of reported COVID-19 cases. Here are some of their findings:

--Nearly 4.2 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. After a decline in cases earlier this summer, cases in children have steadily increased during the month of July.

--Overall, there are 5, 578 cases per 100,000 children in the United States population.

--Among states reporting, children ranged from 1.3% to 3.5% of their total cumulated hospitalizations, and 0.1% to 1.9% of all their child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization.

--18 states reported 100,000+ child cases of COVID-19; 4 states reported fewer than 10,000 child cases; 10 states reported 18% or more of cumulative cases that were children.

--Children represented 14.3% of all available cases.

You can ready the entire summary and access the full report at Children and COVID-19: state-level data report.