Florida Counts 9K COVID-19 Cases In Children In Just A 15-Day Span

FL Reports 9K New COVID Cases In Kids In 15-Day Span As Schools Reopen

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9,000 new cases since Aug. 9 brings Florida’s total number of children who have tested positive for COVID-19 to nearly 50,000

In many parts of the U.S., schools continue to reopen, despite mounting evidence that kids are actually vulnerable to coronavirus infections, and that whether they develop symptoms (or severe illness) or not, they can pass the virus on to others. And as we gather more and more information supporting those facts, Florida has recorded nearly new 9,000 cases of COVID-19 in children in the last two weeks alone, amid schools reopening across the state.

The Florida Department of Health just released its latest numbers with data through Monday, and the report shows a total of 48,730 confirmed coronavirus cases among children. That’s up from 39,735 confirmed cases in kids in a previous report that included data through Aug. 9, which means that in the last 15 days alone, the Sunshine State has recorded 8,995 new cases of COVID-19 in children.