COVID-19 and youth in King County: A current snapshot of what we know about cases and hospitalizations

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More than 300,000 young people are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, and children have returned to in-person schooling this fall. Thankfully, even in the current surge of new COVID-19 cases, the rate of hospitalizations among people 17 years or younger remains very low. Public Health—Seattle & King County is compiling data on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations among youth. The slides below offer an early snapshot of some of the key take-aways from our initial analysis.  More data will be publicly available soon at

Originally published on October 4, 2021.