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Over 243,000 kids test positive in 1 week, nearly setting new record


September 15, 2021

More than 243,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 last week, marking the second-highest week ever for pediatric cases, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.

Last week, children accounted for 28.9% of the cases. Children make up 22.2% of the population.

Across the U.S., approximately 2,200 kids are in hospitals for COVID-19. Texas currently leads the country with 377 children receiving care, followed by Ohio with 258 children and Florida with 168 children.


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