NEW YORK | More than 1 million children have been infected with the disease since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic in the US. This has been revealed in the latest figures. Reportedly, about 112,000 new babies have been infected with Corona this week, the highest weekly increase since the epidemic.
Recently published data by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association stated that as of November 12, the total number of corona-infected children was 1,039,464 and about 11.5 percent of all cases.
The report stated that although it was found that severe illness due to Kovid-19 is rare in children, there is an urgent need to collect more data on the long-term effects on children.
“The total rate per 100,000 children is 1,381 cases,” the AAP said in a statement.
As of Tuesday morning, the total coronavirus cases and deaths worldwide were 5,48,26,773 and 13,25,752 respectively. Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) gave this information in its latest update.
According to CSSE, America is the most affected country in the world with 1,11,97,791 cases and 2,47,142 deaths.