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180K American children were infected with COVID-19 after schools started. American students start school; in the past week, there have been 180,000 children with COVID-19 infections!
The children finally started school. Different from the cheers of the parents in previous years, the beginning of this year, the parents have a heavier weight. Both happy and worried.
On August 23, 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continued to release the status of children’s COVID-19 cases in the past week as scheduled; a large amount of detailed data was provided.
First look at the basic information behind this set of data.
1) The time for this set of data analysis
Data for the week before August 19, 2021.
2) The age of the children in this set of data
The ages of children reported by the American Academy of Children are based on reports from various states. Most states are 17 years and younger, and some states are 19 years and younger. So the children in the data below are also in this age group.
3) Vaccination status.
The United States currently offers vaccinations for children 12 years and older.
Second, look at the summary of this set of data.
As of August 19, the United States has reported 4.59 million COVID-19 cases in children, accounting for 14.6% of all U.S. cases.
According to the census just completed in the United States, there are 7.52 million children in the United States; it is estimated that approximately 6.1% of American children have been infected with COVID-19.
Among them, in the past week, there were 180,000 cases of COVID-19 in children in the United States, accounting for 22.4% of all COVID-19 cases in the past week.
What we are most concerned about is how unfortunately children are infected with COVID-19, the severity of their illness, that is, the severity and mortality of children with COVID-19.
Let’s look at the situation in the last week.
In the past week, COVID-19 cases among children in the United States requiring hospitalization accounted for 2.3% of all hospitalized cases, and the hospitalization rate was 0.9%. That is, for every 100 children infected with COVID-19, nearly 1 will be seriously ill and need to be hospitalized.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States shows that the number of hospitalizations for children aged 17 and under has reached a record high, far exceeding the worst period of the epidemic in the United States in 2021.
(U.S. CDC, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 among children aged 0-17 continues to increase, exceeding the highest level in January)
In the past week, COVID-19 deaths among children in the United States accounted for 0.07% of all deaths, with a case fatality rate of 0.01%. That is, for every 10,000 children who are infected with COVID-19, there will be one death.
Briefly summarize this set of data:
1. As of August 12, 2021, 4.59 million children in the United States have been infected with COVID-19; child cases accounted for 14.6% of all cases and 6.1% of all children.
2. In the reporting state alone, there were 180,000 newly infected children with COVID-19 in the past week; by contrast, it was 120,000 in the previous week.
3. In the past week, children with COVID-19 in the United States requiring hospitalization accounted for 2.3% of all hospitalized cases, and the severe illness rate for children with COVID-19 was 0.9%.
3. In the past week, COVID-19 deaths among children in the United States accounted for 0.07% of all deaths, and the case fatality rate for children with COVID-19 was 0.01%.
(source:internet, reference only)