New Surge of COVID-19 Cases Among Children in Arizona
May 12, 2021
According to an article released by Ktar News titled: "Arizona Is One of the States With the Most COVID-19 Cases Among Kids
", Arizona is one of the states currently recording more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases among children.
The data released by the American Academy of Pediatrics also places Arizona as one of the ten states with more than 7,000 cases per 100,000 kids in the U.S. As of April 29th, 139,525 of the new cases in the state were people younger than 19 years old.
Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, explained that this new surge of infections likely results from after-school activities and social gatherings. She stated that classrooms are "one of the best and safest places to be" as long as students continue wearing face masks and washing their hands regularly. "We don't see a lot of transmission inside the classroom, and that's because our school districts have done such a great job on implementing those COVID-19 strategies," she says.
While there are no vaccine distribution plans, including people under 16, health experts are working to make the Pfizer vaccine available to people between 12 and 15 years of age.
You can read the complete article here: Arizona Is One of the States With the Most COVID-19 Cases Among Kids