(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
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
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
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