Children represent 10% of all coronavirus cases in the United States, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported Tuesday.

What’s going on?

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Why it matters:

The report comes during the height of back-to-school season. New York City started offering in-person classes this week. Los Angeles County in California is nearing a similar move, as county officials voted to resume in-person classes.

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Dr. Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, told The Associated Press that the new reports underscore he need for children to follow guidelines.

  • “While children generally don’t get as sick with the coronavirus as adults, they are not immune and there is much to learn about how easily they can transmit it to others,” Goza said, according to The Associated Press.
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The report did not mention where or how children became infected with the coronavirus.

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