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U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 6.11 mln, nearly 480,000 children infected

U.S. COVID-19 cases surpass 6.11 mln, nearly 480,000 children infected

The nationwide caseload amounted to 6,111,485, with the death toll reaching 185,669 as of 00:17 GMT on Thursday, the CSSE data shows.

According to a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, nearly 480,000 child COVID-19 cases have been reported in the U.S. since the onset of the pandemic.

While children represented only 9.5 percent of all cases in states reporting cases by age, a total of 476,439 children have tested positive for COVID-19, said the report released on Monday.

The overall rate is 631 cases per 100,000 children in the population.

According to the report, 70,330 new child cases were reported from Aug. 13 to 27, a 17 percent increase in child cases over two weeks.

Children were 0.6 to 4.1 percent of total reported hospitalizations, and 0 to 0.3 percent of all COVID-19 deaths, said the report.