A paragraph in the Chicago Tribune on the spread of Covid-19 to children contained the following paragraph, which led me to look at McHenry County’s figures again:
Researchers caution that we don’t know for sure how much of the rise in cases is from more testing, vs. more spread, and we don’t know how much transmission is occurring in schools or elsewhere.
It has been my belief that the significant statistic being collected is that convernin deaths.
In McHenry County, the chart below shows no Covid-19 deaths since August 7, 2021:
The Tribune adds,
And deaths of children from COVID-19, although tragic, remain extremely rare, particularly compared with deaths from other causes. In Cook County, the medical examiner has reported 12 deaths of children tied to the coronavirus, most with preexisting health conditions.
In the pandemic’s past 18 months, about 100 kids died in accidents and 110 from homicide.
1,533 cases are on the County Health Department dashboard for people under 20 years of age.