However, more than 74,000 new cases involving children were reported between Aug. 6 and Aug. 20.
That’s about a 21% increase in just over two weeks.
“This tells us that children do get this disease… and the more we have community spread, the more children are going to get it.” Dr. Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics said.
According to the group, children represent about 9% of all cases.
A new study from the University of California found new evidence that kids who get the virus are rarely asymptomatic.
Researchers tested more than 33,000 children who had gone to the hospital for reasons not related to the virus.
They found that only 0.7% of them ended up testing positive for COVID-19.