With parents and policymakers focused on how K-12 schools should be handled this fall, there has been little discussion about the actual impact of the COVID-19 virus on those below the age of 18.
Listed below are the Florida numbers for cases, hospitalizations and fatalities for those under the age of 18. The time-frame runs from March through July this year.
The numbers show that there have been 23,170 cases which resulted in 246 ( 1.06%) hospitalizations and 4 ( 0.017%) fatalities.
The Leon County numbers show there have been 192 positive cases for children under the age of 18.