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97,000+ New child COVID-19 cases reported in last 2 weeks of July

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ABC News

8/09/20

How widespread is COVID-19 in children? A look at the latest data as schools reopen

Nearly 9% of all coronavirus cases are in kids, the latest AAP report found.

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..The American Academy of Pediatrics, in collaboration with the Children's Hospital Association, each week surveys all publicly available data from U.S. states on child COVID-19 cases.

.According to its most-recent report, as of July 30, there were 338,982 total child COVID-19 cases reported since the onset of the pandemic. That represents 8.8% of all COVID-19 cases.

In 25 states, 10% or more of reported cases were in children, the report found. The highest percentages were in Wyoming, Tennessee and New Mexico, with over 15%. New Jersey and New York City, meanwhile, had the lowest, with 3% or less.

The overall rate was 447 cases per 100,000 children in the population, the report found. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia reported more than 500 cases per 100,000 children, according to the report. Arizona had the highest rate, surpassing 1,000, while Hawaii had the lowest, under 100.....

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The CDC is also tracking what they call the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare but severe condition that was reported several weeks after the onset of COVID-19 in children and adolescents.

The condition may cause shock, gastrointestinal symptoms, cardiac involvement and elevated inflammatory markers, according to the CDC.

As of Aug. 6, 570 MIS-C patients and 10 deaths have been reported from 40 states, D.C. and New York City, the CDC found. The average age for kids affected was 8 years old

Full AAP report: Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report

97,078 new child cases reported from 7/16-7/30 (241,904 to 338,982), a 40% increase in child cases

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https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/

The above report is reason that facebook, Twitter pulled down Trump videos last week claiming kids are ‘Immune’ from COVID-19.

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