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New data shows children infection numbers throughout California and other states

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that 97,000 children over the course of the last two weeks of July in the U.S. tested positive for coronavirus.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 11:54 PM
Updated: Aug 11, 2020 9:22 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that 97,000 children over the course of the last two weeks of July in the U.S. tested positive for coronavirus.

That's a 40% increase in cases among children across the country. 

Parents wanted their children to be safe and healthy first and foremost, but with school just around the corner.

47 states were ranked in order by how many children aged 0 to 17 contracted coronavirus.

The average is 447 cases per 100,000, and California sits in the middle of the pack just below 500.

Out of three counties in Northern California, Butte, Shasta, and Glenn, Butte had the lowest percentage among children with almost 7%. Glenn County just next door, had the highest with more than 18-percent.

"Until we can put a cap on this," said Chico parent Kristine Bereznak. "I think it's important to take care of the health of our kids."

"Safety first you know, safety first but you gotta give it a shot before you know what's true and what's not," said Chico parent, Tim Tipton.

Some say the risk is too high, and sending children to class is not worth it.

"I wouldn't promote or support them going back to school even though it's so necessary for their mental health and emotional health, but the risks and for the teachers," said Bereznak. "I think it's just too high."

Others think risks are everywhere, and school is no different.

"Is that a little bit of a risk? Is it okay to risk -- everything's a risk," said Tipton. "Me talking to you in the parking lot right now is a risk. You know what I mean?" 

John Hopkins data shows that eight percent of Sacramento County's cases are children, and San Francisco County is over ten-percent.

Butte and Glenn counties are both on the state's watchlist which means future instruction will be only online.

Shasta County is not on the watchlist, which means K-12 students can return to the classroom.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 779491

Reported Deaths: 14893
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2585166330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino51750858
Orange516461123
San Diego44007757
Kern31148340
Fresno27487355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20364370
Santa Clara20129295
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16229329
Contra Costa15640198
Tulare15517256
Ventura12167142
Imperial11534312
San Francisco1064096
Monterey933765
San Mateo9332142
Santa Barbara8803109
Merced8719133
Kings715877
Sonoma6987114
Marin6522112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer340741
San Luis Obispo333227
Yolo273253
Butte272033
Santa Cruz21758
Sutter163110
Napa159213
San Benito127211
Yuba11127
El Dorado10584
Mendocino82218
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5483
Nevada5035
Colusa5026
Tehama4874
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2204
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1600
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
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