Omicron sends record number of children to hospital
COVID-19 cases among US children have reached the highest numbers ever reported since the start of the pandemic.
For the week ending December 30th, over 325,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported, reports the American Academy of Pediatrics. This number is a 64% increase over the 199,000 added cases reported the week ending December 23rd and an almost doubling of case counts from the two weeks prior.
1 in 10 US children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic
Nearly 7.9 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, representing over 1 in 10 US children. For the 21st week in a row child COVID-19 cases are above 100,000. Since the first week of September, there have been over 2.8 million additional child cases.
According to an NBC News analysis, at least nine states have reported record numbers of Covid-related pediatric hospitalizations. Some of those children were found to be positive for COVID-19 through routine testing if ...
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