97,000 children across all US states tested positive in the last 2 weeks of July alone.
The figures, from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, come as schools in America have tried to reopen to pupils but have had to close again other multiple positive tests.
Images of schools being crowded with children without masks standing shoulder to shoulder between classes has caused uproar across a nation which currently has the highest death and case count in the world.
Schools have taken to online tuition amidst the backlash.
The highest states for infected children in the month of July were in Missouri, Oklahoma, Alaska, Nevada, Idaho and Montana.
However, New York City, New Jersey and other states in the Northeast, where the virus peaked in March and April, had the lowest percentage increase of child infections, according to the report.
There are also fears and concerns that the case count could be higher after New York state and Texas didn’t register their full figures leaving data incomplete.
Different age ranges for each state were also recorded with some as high as 24 such as Alabama and the cases being only counted as high as 14 in Florida and Utah.
The overall report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association stated that ‘children rarely got severely sick from Covid’.
At least 86 children have died since May, according to the new report. Last week, a 7-year-old boy with no pre-existing conditions became the youngest coronavirus victim in Georgia.
In Florida, two teenagers died earlier this month bringing the state’s death toll of minors to seven.
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