US reports 50 pct increase of weekly child COVID-19 cases

People wait outside a community center as long lines continue for individuals trying to be tested for COVID-19 during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Diego, California, US, Jan 10, 2022. (MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS)

LOS ANGELES / MOSCOW – About 41,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States in the week ending Dec 8, an increase of about 50 percent over the weekly average in the previous eight weeks, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.
Almost 15.1 million children in the country have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.
About 127,000 of these cases have been added in the past 4 weeks, according to the report.
Reported cases are likely a "substantial undercount" of COVID-19 cases among children, said the report.

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