More than 240,000 American children have Covid-19, thousands of Israeli children have persistent symptoms

Children accounted for 22.2% of the US population and 28.9% of Covid-19 cases in the US last week were children. Currently, up to 2,200 children are being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals in the US, and the states with the highest number of young Covid-19 patients include Texas, Ohio and Florida.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association, the number of Covid-19 cases in children in the US increased significantly this past summer, and in August alone, 1 million cases were recorded. Meanwhile, more than 1.2 million children have contracted Covid-19 since returning to school at the end of July.

Medical associations in the US say critical illness from Covid-19 is not common in young children but also emphasize the need to collect data on the long-term consequences of the disease on ages. this.

Meanwhile, the daily death rate from Covid-19 in the US is currently at an average of 1,200 cases, 6 times higher than 2 months ago. Last Friday alone, the US recorded 1,860 deaths from Covid-19, the highest level in 7 months.

Meanwhile, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health Israel announced yesterday (September 13), up to thousands of children in this country have been treated for Covid-19 but have persistent symptoms.

Accordingly, researchers have investigated the post-acute sequelae of Covid-19 disease (PASC), out of a total of nearly 14,000 parents of children aged 3-18 who have been treated for Covid-19. -19, they found that 11.2% of children in this age group experienced persistent symptoms after recovering from Covid-19.

These symptoms will increase with the age of the child. Specifically, 1.8% of children aged 3 – 6 years had symptoms that lasted 6 months after recovery, while that of 12 – 18 years old had 4.6%.

The survey also found that more than a third of children after recovering from Covid-19 had neurological or cognitive sequelae, such as sleep disturbances, poor sleep or difficulty sleeping. focus…, compared to the pre-infection period.

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