Children and teens from minority groups are affected by the novel coronavirus inequally, similar to older adults, a new report from the CDC says.
Children from ethnic and racial minorities, whose health conditions aren’t generally decent and between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-based research team wrote in a study published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Nearly Zero Chances Of Death!
The report also revealed how rarely children and young adults die from coronavirus.
Among the 190,000 deaths registered in the country, only 121 (0.08%) were reported under 21.
The latest CDC report says that 377 children, teens, and young adults under 24 have died from coronavirus.
The researchers analyzed 50 states, New York City, Guam, The US Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to obtain the number of coronavirus deaths under 21 between February 12 and July 31.
Out of the country’s 6.5 million Covid-19 cases, the scientists discovered a total of 391,814 cases of Covid-19 and MIS-C in citizens under 21.
Though those under 21 make up 26% of the country’s population, they are merely 8% of all reported cases.
American Indian / Alaska Natives, Blacks, and Hispanics were unequally affected by the virus.
A total of 44% percent of the 121 people who died were Hispanic children, 29% were Black children, 4% were American Indian / Alaska Natives, and 4% were Asian or Pacific Islander.
Though those groups consist of 41% of the US population below 21, they account for approximately 75% of deaths in that age group.