Cases of COVID-19 among children continue to climb

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- COVID-19 risks for children continue to grow.

More than 200,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 the second week of January, the largest weekly increase yet.

That is according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

So far, 2.5 million children in the U.S. have caught the virus. 

A UK study also found people with Black and Asian backgrounds are much more likely to die from COVID-19. The report, published in the British Medical Journal, is one of the largest studies yet on how the virus affects minority populations. Asian patients were one and a half times more likely to die from the virus compared to White patients, and Black patients were 1.3 times more likely.


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