Even since the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials and doctors around the world knew very well that the disease doesn’t affect children almost at all. The elders are the most vulnerable in the face of the pandemic virus, and that didn’t change over time. However, the United States is confronting with a worrying and unexpected surge of COVID-19 infections among children.
The USA is devastated by the pandemic, as the country reported over 100,000 infections every day since November 4th. An absolute record was registered last Friday, November 20: 204,163 cases during 24 hours. Over 260,000 American inhabitants have died because of the pandemic.
28% rise in COVID-19 cases among children
The statistic is available for the last two weeks and shows that the little ones are not as mighty in front of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as expert thought. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there have been 144,145 new cases of coronavirus for children between November 12 and November 19.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US top infectious diseases doctor, declared for the Washington Post:
You might want to reconsider travel plans, and certainly try as best as you can to keep congregate meetings indoors as innocent and as wonderful as they sound, to a minimum number of people, preferably just members of a household.
The United States is imposing tougher restrictions among some states for slowing down the spread of the pandemic. In New York, for instance, bars and restaurants are closing at 10 p.m., and small gatherings are encouraged.
Worldometers.info revealed that until this day, November 24, the US reported over 12.7 million infections nationwide. The most affected state is Texas with a total of almost 1.2 million cases, followed by California (1.13 million), Florida (over 944,000), Illinois (over 664,000), New York (over 640,000), and so on. The least affected state is Vermont with a total number of cases of only 3,714.