Report: COVID-19 cases in children continue to rise

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(NBCNC) — A new report shows that the number of new cases of COVID-19 in children continues to soar.

According to the latest data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, 180,175 new pediatric cases were reported last week.

The experts say this has reached levels of the winter surge and cases have increased four-fold over the past month.

The experts also say that children represented 22% of the reported weekly cases.

So far more than 4.59 million children have tested positive since the pandemic began.