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Children and COVID-19: State data report

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The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association
Publication Date: 
30 Jul 2020

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Summary of State-Level Data

Provided in this Report Detail and links to state/local data sources provided in Appendix

Cumulative Number of Child COVID-19 Cases*

  • 338,982 total child COVID-19 cases reported, and children represented 8.8% (338,982/3,835,573) of all cases
  • Overall rate: 447 cases per 100,000 children in the population

Change in Child COVID-19 Cases, 7/16/20 – 7/30/20

  • 97,078 new child cases reported from 7/16-7/30 (241,904 to 338,982), a 40% increase in child cases Testing (8 states reported)*
  • Children made up between 3%-11% of total state tests, and between 3.6%-17.8% of children tested were tested positive

Hospitalizations (20 states and NYC reported)*

  • Children were 0.6%-3.7% of total reported hospitalizations, and between 0.6%-8.9% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization Mortality (44 states and NYC reported)*
  • Children were 0%-0.8% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 20 states reported zero child deaths
  •  In states reporting, 0%-0.3% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death