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COVID-19 cases in children in Colorado are falling; health officials warn they can get up after holiday get-togethers

Coronavirus incidence among children fell slightly last week, but Colorado health officials warned on Wednesday that infections in the state could still rise in the coming weeks as families gather for the holidays.

Just over 4,720 children and adolescents tested positive for COVID-19 during the week of November 14-21, up 6.6% from 5,061 cases in the previous week, according to the latest data from the state health department. 11 accounted for 2,461 of these cases.

It is too early to say whether this decline reflects an overall downward trend, given that the number of cases in children and adolescents remains high – the infection increased by 40% about a month ago, when the state had 3,361 cases among people under the age of 18 years.

Younger Coloradans faced higher infection rates during the state’s current wave of the virus, with transmission highest among children aged 5 to 11.

“Now is not the time to assume things are going better,” said Dr. Eric France, chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, during a briefing. “We must be vigilant.”

The total number of hospitalizations remains high. There are only 645 beds in the state as of Wednesday, and on Tuesday, 1,576 Colorado residents were hospitalized with COVID-19, said Scott Bookman, COVID-19 incident commander.

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Children are less likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19, but the risk still exists. They may also develop long-term COVID or a rare but serious condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, after infection.

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