Aug 31, 2022 - COVID

CDC estimates show most Florida kids had COVID

COVID-19 pediatric seroprevalence estimates
Data: CDC; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

An estimated 86.2% of children in Florida have already had COVID-19, according to new data from the CDC.

  • That's higher than the nationwide estimate of 79.7%.

Driving the news: The CDC recently released the results of its latest pediatric antibody seroprevalence survey, taken from blood samples in May and June.

  • Seroprevalence is the percentage of people with antibodies against a virus in their blood.
  • The survey estimates how many kids aged 6 months to 17 years had evidence of at least one infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Zoom in: Miami-Dade's school district reports 182 COVID cases among students and employees since school began.

  • Students who are sick with flu-like symptoms are advised to remain home and quarantine for five days.
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