COVID cases double among Wisconsin children

Children aged 9-13 reported over 15 hundred cases

MADISON, Wis. — Preliminary data from the DHS shows COVID cases have doubled among Wisconsin children.

Children aged 9-13 reported over 15 hundred cases, children aged 14-17 reported nearly 14 hundred cases, and children aged 4-8 are seeing roughly one thousand cases.

Those age groups were only reporting about 630-700 cases last month.

“Those children that are testing positive for COVID are not necessarily requiring hospitalizations but are seeing increased numbers,” Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin CMO Dr. Michael Gutezit said. “Fortunately COVID infection causing severe illness in kids remains relatively low.