US logs over 240K weekly COVID-19 cases among kids, near-pandemic record

Pediatric COVID-19 cases have seen a recent exponential increase, the group notes, 거의 500,000 cases added from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9, the most recent available 피규어. The latest report also reflects an almost 240% increase in weekly cases since late July, 언제 71,726 cases were reported.

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(American Academy of Pediatrics)

The pediatric group’s prior report, including data through Sept. 2, saw the number of weekly pediatric 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 cases climb to the highest figure seen since the pandemic began, ...에서 251,781 감염. The group continues to urge further research into the pandemic’s long-term impacts on kids, including physical, emotional and mental health effects.

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사무용 겉옷, 위에 5.2 million COVID-19 cases have been reported among children since the pandemic began, however infections resulting in severe illnesses is uncommon, the latest report reads.

The findings coincide with a continued surge in the rate of new hospital admissions for patients aged 0-17, which as of Sept. 5, reached 0.50 admissions per 100,000 인구, 에 따르면 데이터 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (질병 통제 예방 센터). In early July, the rate was approximately 0.07 당 100,000. Adults over age 70 hold the highest rate of new admissions at about 8 당 100,000. By late August, weekly cases per 100,000 were highest among teens aged 16-17, ...에서 326.9, compared to all other age groups.

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Children under age 12 remain ineligible for COVID-19 vaccine, though shots could become available later in the fall. 박사. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and Pfizer board member, 말했다 CNBC that Pfizer will likely request emergency approval for use of its vaccine among kids aged 5 ...에 11 10 월, with potential authorization by late fall or early winter. 그 동안에, Moderna’s trial data for kids ages 5-11 could come by late fall or early winter, 소식통 신고.

The FDA is working around the clock to support the process for making COVID-19 vaccines available for children,” the Food and Drug Administration wrote in a Sept. 10 성명서, adding in part, “this process is complex and relies on robust manufacturer trials and data.

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