Pediatric COVID-19 infections increase as kids head back to school
As children head back to the classroom for the academic year, new data shows that pediatric COVID-19 infection rates have increased for the second consecutive week.
Last week, more than 90,600 additional child COVID-19 cases were reported, an increase of 14% from two weeks prior, when just under 80,000 cases were reported, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association (CHA).
The increase comes despite an overall plateauing of COVID-19 infections nationally.
Overall, totals remain significantly lower than during other parts...