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Over 15 Mln Children In U.S. Infected With COVID-19


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

Over 15 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, trend reports citing xinhua .

About 114,000 of these cases have been added in the past 4 weeks.

A total of 28,600 child COVID-19 cases were reported in the latest week ending Dec. 1, said the report, adding that reported cases are likely a substantial undercount of COVID-19 cases among children.

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 report.

'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.

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