Almost 14.8 mln U.S. children infected with COVID-19


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Almost 14.8 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

Nearly 238,000 of these cases have been added in the past four weeks. Approximately 6.9 million reported cases have been added in 2022, according to the report.

For the week ending Sept. 29, 39,200 child COVID-19 cases were reported, and child COVID-19 cases accounted for 15.2 percent of all infections reported in the United States.

But the reported cases are likely a "substantial undercount" of COVID-19 cases, according to the report.

There is a need to collect more age-specific data to assess the severity of illness related to new variants as well as potential longer-term effects, said the AAP.

"It is important to recognize there are immediate effects of the pandemic on children's health, but importantly we need to identify and address the long-lasting impacts on the physical, mental, and social well-being of this generation of children and youth," said the AAP.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In World

Kim Jong Un says North Korea's goal is for world's strongest nuclear force
Train service in Israel shut down due to signal failure
Messi, Fernandez guide Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico (updated-1)
Deschamps praises "leader" Mbappe after his two goals put France into WC last 16
Messi, Fernandez guide Argentina to 2-0 win over Mexico
Japan coach Moriyasu remains humble ahead of Costa Rica clash
Swedes may face "even worse" energy situation next winter: expert
Equatorial Guinea president wins re-election, VP says on Twitter
Namibia to intensify fight against wildlife crime during festive season
Starters of Mexico against Argentina in World Cup Group C

Others Also Read