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Minority and low-income children at greater risk of COVID-19, study says

Minority and low-income children at greater risk of COVID-19, study says Photo: News10NBC.

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Created: August 05, 2020 03:45 PM

(WHEC) — Minority children from lower economic backgrounds are at a greater risk of getting the coronavirus.

That's according to a new study published in the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Researchers looked at data from 1,000 patients at a testing site.

They found that 30% of Black and 46% of Hispanic children tested positive.

Meanwhile, only 7% of white children in the study tested positive.

They also found that kids in the lowest quarter of family income tested nearly 30-points higher than those in the highest quarter.


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