About 550,000 children have tested positive for Kovid-19.

A boy performs a free trial of Kovid-19 at the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center Clinic on July 15 outside the Walker Temple AME Church in Los Angeles. Mario Tam / Getty Image

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, approximately 550,000 children have been diagnosed with the onset of the epidemic in the US.

The groups found that 72,993 new child cases were reported between September 27 and September. This is a 15% increase in child cases in two weeks, with at least 549,432 cases in total, the groups said in their weekly report on pediatrics. Case of coronavirus.

Cases listed by age are provided by the websites of the Health Department of 49 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam, but only a subgroup of states report hospitalization and mortality.

From data available from 24 states and New York City, children increased the total reported hospitals from 0.6% to 3.6%, and all children ended up in hospital between 0.3% and 8.2% of Kovid-19. In 42 states that track mortality by age, the death rate in children was 0% to 0.3%, and 18 states reported that age-related deaths did not occur in children.

AAP would like to do even more detailed reporting from the states.

“At this time, it appears that severe illness due to Kovid-19 is rare in children,” the report states. “However, states should continue to provide detailed reports on Kovid-19 cases, testing, hospitalization, and mortality according to age and race / ethnicity to document and monitor the effects of Kovid-19 on children’s health. Could. “

According to the report, children represent about 10% of cases in the US. The probability of child cases decreases because the tally state relies on data that is collected inconsistently.