Your child may be vulnerable to the coronavirus right now, so experts want you to know which COVID-19 symptoms might creep up on your kid.
What are common COVID-19 symptoms for kids?
Health experts recently told WLTX in South Carolina that there are several symptoms parents can watch out for when it comes to coronavirus infections in children. Those symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath.
- Increased heart rate.
- Lack of circulation.
- Blue fingers.
- Blue toes.
Dr. Anthony Alberg, an epidemiologist at the University of South Carolina, told WLTX that the common cold might be a sign, too.
- “Any cold-like symptom is going to raise an alarm, that’s unfortunate because other viruses are circulating now,” he said.
- He added, “Parents need to be on their guard and treat this very seriously.”
How many kids got COVID-19 recently?
Questions about COVID-19 symptoms in children emerge as more than 500,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 in the United States in the last three weeks alone, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- The cases were reported from Aug. 5 to Aug. 26, when the majority of the United States returned to in-person learning at schools.
- To make matters more troubling, About 203,962 of those cases were in the week of Aug. 19 to Aug. 26, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Per CNN, a normal week in June had about 8,500 total confirmed COVID-19 cases.