(CNN) — Over a million children under 18 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States since the start of the pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association said Monday.
“As of Nov. 12, a total of 1,039,464 children have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic. In the one-week period ending Nov. 12, there were 111,946 new cases in children, which is substantially larger than any previous week in the pandemic,” the groups said in a joint statement.
“The increase tracks surges in the virus in communities across the U.S.,” they added.
“As a pediatrician who has practiced medicine for over three decades, I find this number staggering and tragic,” said Dr. Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which represents pediatricians. “We haven’t seen a virus flash through…