COVID-19 Cases Surge Among Children As Kids Head Back To School

Just as most of the country is swinging into back-to-school season, new data shows coronavirus cases are surging in school age kids as pediatric diagnoses made up more than a quarter of new cases last week.

From The Washington Post:

Weekly pediatric coronavirus cases surpassed 250,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to the most recent data published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Its data shows that more than a quarter of weekly reported coronavirus cases in the United States were among children for the week ending Sept. 2.

And while most pediatric cases are not severe, nearly 2,400 children were hospitalized nationwide with covid-19 in the seven days ending Tuesday — more than ever before, according to data tracked by The Washington Post.

Read the full report here.