Covid-19 cases increase among young people in the US state of Illinois.

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Covid-19 cases increase among young people in the state of Illinois, USA.


  • Kovid-19 cases in the age group 0 to 4 years increased by 57 percent.
  • A 71 percent increase in cases among people ages 12 to 17.
  • The average number of corona cases increased from 628 in one day to 1,020 in the last two weeks.

Chicago: America In the western central state of Illinois, the average number of COVID-19 cases among youth ages 0-17 has risen from 628 a day to 1,020 in the past two weeks, an increase of 62 percent. The state media gave this information. According to the information, the cases of Kovid-19 in the age group 0 to 4 years increased by 57 percent, in those in the age group 5 to 11 years increased by 59 percent and in those in the age group 12 to 17 years. years there was an increase of 71 percent.

This is well below the highest daily average number of new young cases of the pandemic. On November 16, 2020, this number was 1,532. The Illinois Department of Public Health last week reported an outbreak of 148 youth across the state, 124 of whom were enrolling kindergarten students in public and private schools, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Vaccination clinics in elementary schools launched in Chicago and the suburbs last week after the US Food and Drug Administration licensed the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. At least 6,687 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students were vaccinated Friday, 5,849 of whom were between the ages of 5 and 11. From Thursday through Saturday, about 13,000 CPS students were vaccinated, including 11,434 students ages 5 to 11.

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CPS reported 2,400 student cases and 679 adult cases as of Monday of this school year. According to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, on November 11, there was a 22 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in children nationwide compared to two weeks ago.

According to the State Data Report on Children and COVID-19, more than 6.6 million children in the US have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.


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