Last week at least 52,695 new child Covid-19 cases were identified through testing, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
However, it’s the eighth consecutive week with a decline in new cases.
Children still represent more than 13% of all cases in the US and more than 3.28 million children in the US have tested positive for Covid-19 as of Feb. 25.
Children made up between 6% and 18.6% of those who were tested for Covid-19, and 5.3% to 31% of children tested were positive for the coronavirus, depending on the state.
Children are still considered much less likely than adults to develop severe symptoms of Covid-19 or to die from the disease. Children represented 1.3% to 3% of total reported hospitalizations for Covid-19, based on the information provided by 24 states and New York City. Only 0.1%-2.1% of all cases of Covid-19 in children required hospitalization.
10 states reported zero child deaths among the 43 states that provided data on Covid-19 mortality.