SAN ANTONIO – Alarming numbers released by the city of San Antonio on Tuesday on the amount of positive pediatric COVID-19 cases.
As of July 17, there were 3,067 positive cases in children under the age of 18.
Here’s a breakdown of the cases in age groups:
- There are 211 positive cases in children under 1 year of age.
- There are 686 cases in children 6 to 10-years-old.
- Just over 50% of the pediatric cases are in the 11 to 17-year-old range.
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The city’s COVID-19 dashboard breaks down positive cases by age group, but until Tuesday, all pediatric cases were lumped into the category of the 0-19 age range. The age breakdown provided Tuesday is the most detailed insight we’ve been given on pediatric cases in Bexar County.
Cherise Rohr-Allegrini, a local epidemiologist, said in a live interview on KSAT on Monday that there has been an increasing number of hospitalization among children in recent weeks.
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According to the city’s dashboard, two people under the age of 19 have died of COVID-19-related illness.
One of those was 17-year-old Isaac Flores who passed away on July 2 due to complications with the coronavirus.
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