Nearly 2,000 Georgia Children Testing Positive for Coronavirus Every Day

COVID-19 vaccinations for kids Children may soon be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the time school opens in the fall. (Halfpoint/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Nearly 2,000 Georgia children are being diagnosed with COVID-19 a day, according to new data from the Georgia Department of Health.

The state reported 16,915 new cases of the virus over the weekend and 71 new deaths.

The GDH does not break down new daily cases by age group, but the current seven-day average of cases in children ages 0 -17 is 1,823. Of those, children ages 10 -17 are seeing the highest numbers of new cases, with a seven-day-average of 1,101 per day testing positive for the virus.

Children ages 12 and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19. Just 17% of children 10 and older have been vaccinated in Georgia, compared to nearly 40% of children who are ages 14 to 19.

School districts in metro Atlanta are reporting that over 13,000 children and teens have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the school year.

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