COVID-19 in Children

Jan. 21, 2022
February 2022 Fast Stats

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association are collaborating to collect and share all publicly available data from states on child COVID-19 cases. 

Over 580,000

child COVID-19 cases were reported for the week ending January 6th, a 78% increase over the 325,000 cases reported the week ending December 30th and almost triple the case counts from the two weeks prior.

11%

of the nearly 8.5 million COVID-19 cases in children have been added between December 27, 2021 and January 10, 2022. 

11,255

is the number of cases per 100,000 children in the population.

17.4%

of all COVID-19 cases are children.

1.7%-4.3%

of the total cumulated hospitalizations from 24 states and NYC were child COVID-19 cases.

0.1%-1.6%

of 24 states and NYC child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization.

12%

is the increase in the cumulated number of child COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic over two weeks,

12/23/21-1/6/22

6,431

is the number of children who have contracted Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrom (MIS-C), as a complication to COVID-19

Source: The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/

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