More children in Chicago have been shot than died from COVID

More children in Chicago have been shot than died from COVID


More children have been the victims of gun violence in Chicago this year than have died from COVID-19 across the entire country, according to police and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.

The CDC reported that 214 children 17-years old or younger have died of COVID-19 nationwide so far this year — compared to 261 Chicago kids who have been victims of gunfire in Chicago, according to police statistics reported by Fox News.

More children have been fatally shot on the streets of Chicago than have died of COVID-19 in the state of Illinois.

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A memorial for seven-year-old Serenity Broughton in Chicago after she was shot while leaving her grandmother’s home on August 16, 2021.Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police reported 41 deaths of children under 18 in Chicago so far this year. In the state of Illinois, deaths of children from COVID-19 totaled 25, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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