Half a million US children have tested positive for coronavirus

Roughly half a million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a new joint report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association. The report, which was released in early September, said that a total of 513,415 children have tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic. It also noted that roughly 70,000 coronavirus cases among children were reported between Aug. 20 and Sept. 3, representing a 16 percent increase in child cases from the previous two weeks. States including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Kentucky saw the highest percent increase in child COVID-19 cases.