Florida health officials have identified a troubling trend; approximately 31 percent, or one-third, of children in Florida tested for COVID-19 yield positive results, according to the Sun Sentinel.
State data indicates that out of 54,022 Florida children tested, 31.1% have returned positive results on average. Aside from the staggering figure indicating the transmission of the virus, health experts fear it can cause potential lifelong damage in children. Alina Alonso, the health department director of Palm Beach County, reportedly told county commissioners on Tuesday that the long-term consequences of coronavirus in children are unknown.
Florida’s hardest hit counties, Miami-Dade and Broward, are both opting to start the school year with virtual learning until conditions improve.