97,000 Children Test Positive for Virus

Testing covered last two weeks of July.

Across the nation, parents, teachers and children are concerned about returning to in-classroom education.

In the final two weeks of July, at least 97,000 children tested positive for COVID-19, and an estimated 338,000 cases have involved children in the U.S. since the pandemic began.

The virus disproportionately affects black and Latino children who incur the highest rates of hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control.   They also say the infections involve children from infancy to 20 years old in their report.

While most coronavirus cases in children tend to be asymptomatic or mild, less is known about severe infections in children requiring hospitalization. Dr. Fauci said that while young children may be less susceptible to COVID-19, they are capable of spreading the disease as they can have a “higher viral load in their nasal pharynx.”

A Vanderbilt University study researcher said, “We just don’t know the degree to which children even transmit the virus.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For parents, teachers, and children all eager to return to the classroom and a sense of normal.
  • For governors, state health agencies, school superintendents and others charged with determining how education will be handled, particularly for in-classroom learning.
  • For others who are opting to acquire their education in the virtual world to still find a way to secure social interaction so vital to emotional wellbeing.

Sources: Axios, Associated Press


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