COVID cases among children soared in September as kids returned to school

COVID cases among children soared in September as kids returned to school


September was the country’s worst month for new COVID-19 cases and deaths among children as kids returned to the classroom, federal data shows.

The worrying trend comes as government officials appear poised to approve a vaccination for children under 12 in the coming weeks.

More than 6 million kids have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic started, but a startling 1.1 million of those cases were recorded between Sept. 3 and Sept. 30, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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An extremely small proportion of children who contract the virus go on to die, and children account for less than 1 percent of all COVID-19 deaths, according to the CDC.

However, fatalities among Americans younger than 15 also plateaued last month

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