Children and COVID-19: State Data Report: A Joint Report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association: Summary of Publicly Reported Data from 49 states, NYC, DC, PR, and GU.

Version: 12/08/22. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2022

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Note: Data Limitations. The numbers in this report represent cumulative counts since states began reporting. The data are based on how public agencies collect, categorize and post
information. All data reported by state/local health departments are preliminary and subject to change and reporting may change over time. Notably, in the summer of 2021 and winter of
2022, some states have revised cases counts previously reported, begun reporting less frequently, or dropped metrics previously reported. For example, due to several changes on their
dashboards and the data currently available, AL, TX, HI, DC, MS, SC, NE, and MN data in this report are not current (cumulative data through 7/29/21, 8/26/21, 1/13/22, 3/3/22, 3/10/22,
4/28/22, 5/12/22, and 6/30/22 respectively). Readers should consider these factors. States may have additional information on their web sites.
Changes in testing and how states report might affect week to week comparisons. The extremely high volume of cases during the Omicron surge followed by the sharp decline in cases
may have created discontinuities in state reports week to week. Shortages of COVID-19 tests during surges and the increasing use of COVID-19 home tests likely affect the
undercounting of COVID-19 cases. During holiday weeks states may change their reporting schedules which may cause irregularities in trends. At times when COVID-19 transmission is
low, states might reduce the frequency information is updated. Beginning in March 2022, several states shifted to updating data one to two times a week. For children, the periods when
school is not in session might reduce the volume of testing and reporting.
On 10/15/22, TX released new data that is NOT included in cumulative case counts or figures but located here and in Appendix 3B of this report (1,333,768 cumulative child cases as of
10/15/22);TX previously reported age for only a small proportion of total cases each week (eg, 2-20%); these cumulative cases through 8/26/21 are included (7,754).
As of 6/16/22, due to only a portion of states reporting hospitalizations and deaths, we are no longer providing updates on cumulative hospitalizations and mortality data. The CDC now
provides information that includes all of the US: For information regarding US child hospitalizations from the CDC, visit
For information pertaining to US child morality from the CDC, visit

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