USA: children now account for more than one quarter of new weekly US COVID-19 cases
For the first time during the pandemic, children now account for more than one quarter of new weekly US COVID-19 cases, according to the latest report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Nearly 252,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported for the week ending Sep 2, the largest number recorded for children during the pandemic, according to the report. . Children accounted for 26.8% of reported weekly US cases. The AAP said this was the largest number of child cases in a week since the pandemic began.
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** This post was originally published on September 8, 2021 **