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Kids represent a small fraction of overall COVID-19 deaths in the US but 75% of them are children of color

• None There have been fewer than 250 children who have died from the coronavirus.
• None More than three-quarters of the deaths were in children of color.
• None Overall, kids make up about 13% of the coronavirus cases in the US.
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Children make up a small percentage of the overall COVID-19 death toll in the US, but the majority of the adolescents who have died from the virus so far were children of color.

As of February 11, 241 kids died from COVID-19, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 75% of COVID-19 deaths among children were kids of color.

The CDC study looked at 121 deaths among children between February and July 2020 and found that 45% were Hispanic, 29% were Black, and 4% were non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native.

The death rate among children of color is higher than the death rate of adults of color compared to their white counterparts. Adults of color are more than twice as likely to die from the coronavirus.

NPR reported that similar to adults, underlying conditions like asthma, obesity, and cardiac issues are a risk factor for children to develop severe illness. Read from source….