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More than 97,000 Children Contract Coronavirus As Schools Reopen in US, Report

More schools are planning to open in coming weeks despite health authority's warnings

children-contract-coronavirusAt least 86 children have died as a result of the disease - OyeYeah News

As more schools plan to open in the coming weeks in the US, CNN reported more than 97,000 children have contracted Coronavirus due to the schools reopening in the last weeks of July.

As per the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association’s latest report, at least 86 children have died as a result of the disease since May with most cases reported in the last two weeks.

The report also stated that there has been an exponential increase in the cases in states and cities that were studied for the report, and all of them had schools reopened.

In Florida where the infection rate is one of the worst, schools of 12 counties will be opened in the coming weeks. However, as per CDC’s advice states or counties with over 5% infection rate should not reopen the schools. In Georgia, many schools may have to shut down again as the cases in the state surge.

The latest figures are completely contradictory to President Donald Trump’s claims that children are almost immune to Coronavirus.

the authorAisha Arshad