MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas - Montgomery County officials released new numbers on Monday showing the exponential increase of COVID-19 cases in children.
According to a release, more children have tested positive in August 2021 with COVID-19 than in all of 2020 (March 2020-December 2020).
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Officials said 1,588 children ages 0-11 have tested positive for COVID-19 this month. In comparison, 459 children ages 0-11 tested positive for COVID-19 in July 2021. Only 68 children, ages 0-11, tested positive for COVID-19, in June 2021.
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Officials also confirmed on Monday that the number of active cases is the second-highest it has been since the pandemic began, just 160 cases below the all-time high set in January 2021.
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Officials said over 263,000 residents have been fully vaccinated.