More Than 97,000 US Children Tested Positive for Coronavirus in the Last Two Weeks of July

A new study reveals that more than 97,000 children in this country tested positive for the coronavirus during the final two weeks of July 2020.

The report, which was released by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, found that child coronavirus cases in the states and cities covered by the report increased by 40 percent during the two weeks they studied. The report also claims that 86 children have died of the disease since May. Because different states had different criteria as to what counts as a “child,” the age cap for being considered a juvenile ranged from 14 in some states to 24 in one of them (Alabama).

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