Cases of coronavirus in children in the United States recorded a decrease of 14%, as new infections among children reached their lowest level in nearly two months.
According to a website report, dailymaildata from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that 148,222 children tested positive for COVID-19 during the week that ended on October 7.
This is a 14% decrease from 173,469 who contracted the virus in the previous week and a 40% decrease from the record high of 251,781 in the week that ended September 2, so cases among children are now down for 5 consecutive weeks.
A decrease in the incidence of corona among children in the United States
Last week was the first week since early August that weekly coronavirus cases among the under-18s fell to less than 150,000 in one week.
Last week, children accounted for 24.8% of active coronavirus cases, a low since August 12 and down from 26.7% of the cases they represented the previous week.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that about 50,000 cases of coronavirus were detected in young adults in the South last week, the largest number of any geographic area.
The report stated, that deaths among children are still relatively low, although 542 children have been recorded since the start of the epidemic, about 250 of them occurred after the delta variable began to spread rapidly.
Children have never accounted for more than 1% of COVID-19 deaths at any time during the pandemic, and some doctors have also suggested that children do not need to be vaccinated due to their lower risk of severe illness and death.
Three in 10 parents – 29% of children under 18 years old said they would get their children vaccinated “immediately” while 15% said they plan to vaccinate their children only if the school requires it, and 19% said their children would definitely not get vaccinated.