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US pediatric COVID-19 cases continue to climb

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Nearly 142,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported from Nov 11 to Nov 18, a 32% increase from the previous week, according to the latest update from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)."Child cases have declined since a peak of 252,000 the week of September 2nd, but COVID cases among children remain extremely high.

For the 15th week in a row child COVID-19 cases are above 100,000. Since the first week of September, there have been over 1.7 million additional child cases," the AAP said.Pediatric cases across the country have risen this fall as in-person school has resumed and the Delta (B1617.2) variant has become the dominant strain in the United States.

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