Sep 1, 2022 - News

Most Georgia children likely had COVID-19, according to CDC

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Data: CDC; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

Between 80%ā€“86% of Georgia children between the ages of 6 months and 17 years have been infected with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to recent estimates from the CDC.

  • The national average is 80%.

What's happening: The CDC released the results of its latest pediatric antibody seroprevalence survey in August.

Of note: Only 3% of Georgia children ages 4 and under have gotten at least one dose, according to the state department of public health's COVID vaccine dashboard.

  • The percentage of young people who received at least one dose rises the older they get. 43% of 10-14 year-olds have received one dose.
  • That number rises to 56% of young adults ages 15 to 19.

Yes, but: When it comes to an additional dose for the same age group, however, the percentage drops to just under 14%.

Zoom out: Georgia has reported nearly 2.2 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 32,000 confirmed deaths. There are a reported 17,000 Georgians in the ICU with the virus now.

What we're watching: As children return to child care and school settings, the cases may increase again with the latest, more transmissible Omicron variants.

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