Florida’s confirmed coronavirus cases in children 17 and younger in the past month increased 137 percent, according to the state health department’s Statistics & Data Division.
The number of such cases stood at 39,735 on Aug. 9 — up from 16,797 on July 9, CNN reported Tuesday.
Coronavirus-related hospitalizations for children increased from 213 to 436, a 105 percent hike, while child deaths grew from four to seven during that time period, CNN reported.
The numbers follow a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association showing a 90 percent increase in coronavirus cases among U.S. children over the past four weeks. The state’s percentage of increase in child cases surpasses the nationwide metric in that category, CNN reported.