Leon County child hospitalized with COVID-19, which is in the skyrocketing cases of children

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A child under five has been hospitalized in Leon County after contracting a coronovirus as cases of children have skyrocketed across the state.

About 8,000 children across the state of Florida have tested positive in just eight days.

Before the schools open, the number of new cases continues to increase.

As more children become ill, legislators are urging Governor Ron DeSantis to reopen schools and consider a statewide facade mandate.

State Representative Donna Shalala (D) said, “That president has failed every child and teacher and teacher in Florida and is putting them in danger because of his careless, careless efforts to reopen schools.”

The coordinator of the Coronavirus Task Force of the White House, Drs. Deborah Birks said scientists are still studying how children under 10 can spread the virus because many of them have stayed away from home and from their peers during the peak months of this epidemic.


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