According to the information shared in the report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association, the United States of America has reported around 330,000 child COVID-19 cases in the past one month.
According to the report, around 68,000 child cases had been reported for the week ending June 23rd, 2022 which has been far higher than a year ago, when the United States recorded 8,400 COVID-19 infections.
Around 5.8 million child coronavirus cases will be added in the United States in 2022. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, around 13.6 million children in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus. The AAP said, there is an urgent need for collecting more age-specific data for the purpose of assessing the seriousness of the illness related to the new covid-19 variants and the potential long-term effects.
The AAP also said, it has been very important to recognise that, there are some immediate effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on health of the children, but more importantly, they need to find and address the long-term impacts on the social, physical, and mental well-being of the youth and children.