Report: 2.3M children have tested positive for COVID-19
Nearly 2.3 million children in the U.S. have tested
positive for COVID-19, according to a new report.
The American Academy of
Pediatrics says that is as of Jan. 7.
About 171,000 new cases were
identified in kids last week alone.
The report includes children
from newborn to 19 years old.
It may be a large number,
but looking at more than 22 million cases overall, data shows kids are still
less likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 and die from it.
Health experts say they
still want more data on how the virus might affect kids over time.