Coronavirus infections among children in the United States are continuing to spike with a 28 percent increase in cases in two weeks in mid-November, a new report revealed.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), almost 1.2 million children had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US as of November 19, amounting to 11.8 percent of all the nation's cases.

The group's report, published on Monday, revealed that the sharpest spike in cases among children took place in the two weeks between November 5 and November 19.

There was a nearly one-third increase in new pediatric cases during this time frame with more than 256,000 reported.

However, since the start of the pandemic, just 137 children have died, meaning the fatality rate is still around 0.01 percent. 

For the week ending November 12, there were 111,946 new cases in children which was substantially more than any week in the pandemic before that.

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