COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — In keeping with state well being officers, the 11-20 age group accounted for 7,713 COVID-19 circumstances in South Carolina final week.
Their information exhibits throughout the week of June Twelfth-Nineteenth that very same age group made up 173 of the circumstances reported state broad.
South Carolina Division of Well being and Environmental (DHEC) Medical Marketing consultant Dr. Jonathan Knoche stated the 11-20 age group has recorded the very best variety of new circumstances within the state since August twenty first. Dr. Knoche stated the 0-10 age group is the second highest.
In keeping with Dr. Knoche, the 0-10 age group additionally noticed the very best proportion enhance in that span. College students returning to highschool settings with out being required to put on face coverings contributed to this enhance Knoche stated.
“What we’re seeing throughout the state proper now…is a extremely transmissible delta variant and kids congregating at school settings with some sporting masks and a big proportion not sporting masks. It’s a excellent storm for increased circumstances in kids,” Knoche stated.
The South Carolina Kids’s Hospital Collaborative – a bunch of youngsters’s hospitals in South Carolina – say there are 12 kids of their ICU’s with COVID-19 as of September 1st. 5 of these kids are presently on a ventilator to breathe.
In keeping with Dr. Knoche, DHEC is reporting 15 pediatric deaths as a consequence of COVID-19 because the begin of the pandemic.
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