The United States Department of Health and Human Services revealed on Monday that the number of hospitalized kids with COVID-19 is not soaring.
The Health Authorities said at the moment there are already 1,900 children in the US hospitalized with COVID-19.
The Authorities said the data is 2.4% of the nation’s total coronavirus hospitalizations as of Saturday.
Based on the latest data, most of these cases came from Texas, Florida, California, Ohio, and Georgia all densely populated states where full vaccination rates are below 55%.
At the moment, kids 12 years and below are not permitted to receive any of the available COVID-19 vaccines.
What makes these soaring COVID cases among children interesting is the opposing opinions on the wearing of masks as a deterrent to the COVID-19.
While many school districts have made a call to require both students and faculty to wear masks on campus, some state governments have attempted to prohibit such mandates, namely Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who threatened to withhold education funding for districts found in violation, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has sued Dallas County over their mask requirement.
In the wake of these opposing opinions on the wearing of masks, President Joe Biden is reportedly planning for a universal masking order in all US public schools.
This early the teachers, including the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the nation, are speaking out in support of masking.