More COVID-19 infections being reported among Tennessee's children
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) — The number of Tennessee children contracting COVID-19 is on the rise.
Infections among children were relatively rare early in the pandemic. In mid-April, just two percent of all reported cases involved the state’s children newborn to 20 years of age.
By last week, the percentage of confirmed infections in that age group had risen to 18 percent of all cases.
Over the past two weeks alone the number of school age children testing positive rose 172 percent.
Thankfully, serious illness resulting from COVID-19 remains rare. To date, just 4 Tennessee children, ten and under, have died of virus related complications.