85 children under age 2 tested positive for coronavirus in 1 Texas county, as U.S. sets new record

  

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Via:  krishna  •  3 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Minyvonne Burke

85 children under age 2 tested positive for coronavirus in 1 Texas county, as U.S. sets new record
Her announcement came as the U.S. set a single-day record with 75,775 newly-reported cases of the virus

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More than 80 children under 2 years old, most of them younger than 1 year old, have tested positive for the   coronavirus   in one Texas county, a local public health official announced, as the United States set a single-day record in the tally of new cases.

The public health director in Nueces County on the Texas Gulf Coast said 85 children under 2 years old, including 52 younger than a year old, have tested positive for the virus.

"These babies have not even had their first birthdays yet," director Annette Rodriguez said Friday of the infants in the group. "Please help us to stop the spread of this disease. Stay social distanced from others; stay protected. Wear a mask when in public and for everyone else please do your best to stay home.

The health director added that she believes it is hard for families to isolate such young children and that family members are passing the virus on to each other.

Her announcement came as the U.S. set a single-day record with 75,775 newly-reported cases of the virus, according to NBC News' tally. The death toll in the country has now passed 140,000.


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

More than 80 children under 2 years old, most of them younger than 1 year old, have tested positive for the   coronavirus  in one Texas county, a local public health official announced, as the United States set a single-day record in the tally of new cases.

80 children under 2-- and that's in just one county in Texas! 

(I was curious as to how many counties Texas has so I googled it-- there are 254 counties in all)

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1  cjcold  replied to  Krishna @1    3 weeks ago

Seems Trump can't tell the truth about anything. 

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

The health director added that she believes it is hard for families to isolate such young children and that family members are passing the virus on to each other.

 
 
 
Krishna
3  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

Her announcement came as the U.S. set a single-day record with 75,775 newly-reported cases of the virus.

Still increasing-- maybe some of these governors of Southern and South-western states should make the wearing of masks mandatory?

 
 
 
cjcold
4  cjcold    3 weeks ago

Pretty sure that a semester of online classes beats many thousands of new COVID cases.

Who knows, maybe parents can even learn a thing or two.

Possible bonding?

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

Ok, but before we freak out entirely,

The numbers are taken from testing that started on March 21, 2020.

So, it's not a sudden thing.

Either way though, people just can not seem to stay the hell away from each other.

 
 
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