More Than 600,000 Child Cases Of COVID-19 Reported In U.S., But Severe Illness ‘Rare’

Penny Brown, 2, is held by her mom, Heather Brown, as her nose is gently swabbed throughout a test for COVID-19 in Seattle last month. A study of state health department site information shows severe health problem and death amongst child cases of COVID-19 is rare.

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Cent Brown, 2, is held by her mother, Heather Brown, as her nose is lightly swabbed throughout a test for COVID-19 in Seattle last month. A survey of state health department website information reveals extreme illness and death amongst child cases of COVID-19 is rare.

Elaine Thompson/AP

Forty-two states and New York City reported deaths by age. Of those, 17 states reported no kid deaths from COVID-19, and the greatest reported portion of kid deaths amongst total deaths was 0.26%, in Tennessee. Among all kid cases of COVID-19 in this subset of states and New York City, the death rate was 0.16%.

The number of children hospitalized since of COVID-19 and the number who died from the illness is little, according to the survey.

“At this time, it appears that extreme disease due to COVID-19 is uncommon among children,” the surveys authors conclude.

Of 11 states that reported testing according to age,” [c] hildren made up in between 4%-16.2% of overall state tests, and between 3.7%-15.5% of children tested were checked favorable,” the survey found.

The survey was assembled by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Childrens Hospital Association.

A smaller sized subset of states reported hospitalizations and mortality by age. The information from those states indicate “COVID-19-associated hospitalization and death is uncommon in kids,” according to the study.

The age criteria for youth differ extensively amongst the states, from 0-14 to 0-20. The surveys overalls do not compare the various age ranges. The authors likewise stated it is not possible to identify the number of kids infected but not tested.

The survey discovered a 14% boost in child cases in the 2 weeks ending September 24, an overall of 75,458 new cases.

In a survey of data released on the health department sites of 49 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, an overall of 624,890 kid cases of COVID-19 were reported from the start of the pandemic through September 24, or 10.5% of all cases in states reporting infections according to age.

Forty-two states and New York City reported deaths by age. Of those, 17 states reported no kid deaths from COVID-19, and the greatest reported percentage of kid deaths amongst total deaths was 0.26%, in Tennessee. Among all kid cases of COVID-19 in this subset of states and New York City, the death rate was 0.16%.

The age specifications for youth differ extensively among the states, from 0-14 to 0-20. The authors also stated it is not possible to identify the number of kids infected but not checked.

Twenty-five states and New York City reported hospitalizations by age. “Children were 0.5%-3.7% of total reported hospitalizations, and between 0.2%-7.9% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization,” the authors composed.