USA: 5,703 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 children

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USA Cumulative Number of Child COVID-19 Cases:

  • 4,292,120 total child COVID-19 cases reported, and children represented 14.3% (4,292,120/30,025,995) of all cases
  • Overall rate: 5,703 cases per 100,000 children in the population


Change in Child COVID-19 Cases

  • 93,824 child COVID-19 cases were reported the past week from 7/29/21-8/5/21 (4,198,296 to 4,292,120) and children represented 15.0% (93,824/623,590) of the weekly reported cases
  • Over two weeks, 7/22/21-8/5/21, there was a 4% increase in the cumulated number of child COVID-19 cases (165,550 cases added (4,126,570 to 4,292,120))

Testing (11 states reported)

  • Among states reporting, children made up between 11.0%-20.0% of total cumulated state tests, and between 4.8%-17.6% of children tested were tested positive

Hospitalizations (23 states and NYC reported)

  • Among states reporting, children ranged from 1.5%-3.5% of their total cumulated hospitalizations, and 0.1%-1.9% of all their child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization

Mortality (43 states, NYC, PR and GU reported)

  • Among states reporting, children were 0.00%-0.26% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 7 states reported zero child deaths
  • In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death


American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association report

** This post was originally published on August 12, 2021 **