Children mostly unaffected by chinavirus

( – Of the 526,028 deaths in the United States involving COVID-19, as officially reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 238 have been in children 17 and younger.

That equals 0.04 percent of all COVID-19 deaths reported in the United States.

The largest number of COVID-19 deaths was among people 85 and older (162,583), according to the CDC. That was followed by 146,310 COVID-19 deaths in people 75 to 84; 115,381 in people 65 to 74; 78,883 in people 50 to 64; 15,134 in people 40 to 49; 5,583 in people 30 to 39; and 1,916 in people 18 to 29.According to the death certificate data reported by the CDC as of March 24, 526,028 people had deaths involving COVID-19. Of those, 238 were 17 or younger.

According to the CDC it can take multiple weeks for death certificates to reach the National Center for Health Statistics.