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Data show that more than 61000 children in the United States were infected with covid-19 last week, a new record

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According to foreign media BGR, the latest update of the new outbreak shows the extent of the virus's impact on children across the United States, revealing a worrying trend.More than 61000 children were diagnosed with covid-19 last week - more than any other week during the pandemic, according to the latest data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the association of children's hospitals.Earlier, experts warned that the United States will usher in the next few weeks the most serious period of the new crown pandemic.


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Public health experts, such as white house health advisor Dr. Anthony fouch, are increasingly pessimistic about the U.S. covid-19 pandemic. Fudge shared with the Washington Post on Friday the following update on the outlook for the U.S. winter epidemic. "We're in the overall damage, which is not a good situation. When you enter the autumn and winter seasons, all the stars are in the wrong place, and people gather in their indoor homes. You can't be any worse off. "

More than 61000 children were diagnosed with infection last week, according to a report released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) COVID-19 a new record. This is more than any other week during the pandemic so far.

"Although children account for only 11.1 percent of all cases in age-based States," the report concludes, "more than 853000 children have tested positive for covid-19 since the outbreak." After hovering around 2% in April, the proportion has now exceeded 11%.

"This is a stark reminder of the impact of the epidemic on everyone - including our children and adolescents," Dr. Sally Goza, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said in a press conference on the findings. "The virus is highly contagious and children are more likely to be infected when we see peaks in many communities. We can help protect everyone in our community by keeping physical distance, wearing masks, and following other advice from doctors and public health experts. "

although new crown severe cases have been shown to be rare rare in children, AAP are urging the collection of more data to study the long-term effects of the virus on children, such as the effects of epidemics and their consequences on mental health. Weekly, AAP and CHA gather data from public health departments across the country.

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