In Florida, the total number of cases in children aged 17 and under rose from 16,797 on July 9 to 39,735 on August 9 – an increase of 137%, according to data from the Florida Department of Health.
Covid-19 hospitals among children in Florida increased from 213 to 436 during that same period, an increase of 105%. Deaths among children increased from four to seven in Florida during that period.
Nationwide, the total number of Covid-19 cases among children rose from 179,990 on July 9 to more than 380,000 on August 6 – an increase of about 90% – according to a report published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.
Some of the increase could come from more testing, the VET said.