Report: COVID-19 cases in children increase 17% during August

The new report says despite the climbing numbers, severe illness from the virus is still rare among children.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2020, 10:10 AM

Updated 1,347 days ago

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A new report by the Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association says COVID-19 cases among children shot up more than 17% between August 13 and August 27.
That's more than 70,000 new child cases in that time span across the country.
Experts say the increase in child cases could be a result of more children being tested in recent months.
The new report says despite the climbing numbers, severe illness from the virus is still rare among children.
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