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Minorities bear brunt of pediatric COVID-19 cases

Key clinical point: COVID-19 infection rates were significantly higher in non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic children, compared with non-Hispanic White children.

Major finding: Infection rates for Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black, and non-Hispanic white children were 46%, 30%, and 7%, respectively.

Study details: The data come from a cross-sectional study of 1,000 children tested for COVID-19 at a pediatric drive-through and walk-up site from March 21, 2020, to April 28, 2020.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose, but lead author Dr. Goyal is a member of the Pediatrics editorial board.


Goyal MK et al. Pediatrics. 2020 Sep 24. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-009951.