New data show an increase in cases of COVID-19 among children as health professionals warn the public not to travel for vacations.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reported on Monday that there were 144,145 new cases of coronavirus in children from November 12th to 19th.
As of November 19, nearly 1.2 million children tested positive for the virus, according to AAP.
The surge in incidents occurs after several states throughout the United States have imposed stricter restrictions to curb proliferation.
In New York, Governor Cuomo ordered bars and restaurants to close at 10 pm, encouraging small gatherings. The city has also set up an emergency field hospital on Staten Island to treat COVID patients.
In California, residents received a curfew last week, and in Pennsylvania, authorities announced a curfew on Monday, instead of selling alcohol at restaurants on the eve of Thanksgiving.
Medical professionals also urged people to stay home instead of traveling to meet their loved ones for vacations.
“We encourage you to rethink your travel plans, and do your best to keep your meetings as innocent and wonderful as possible, with a minimum number of people, preferably your family.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease doctor, told The Washington Post on Monday.
According to the University of John Hopkins, there were more than 12 million cases and more than 257,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States.
New data show a 28% increase in COVID-19 cases in children over the last two weeks
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