HONOLULU (KHON2) — The number of COVID-19 cases among kids is on the rise. It’s an issue raising concerns as schools get ready for students to return to campuses in the next couple of weeks.

More and more kids are testing positive for COVID-19.

Cases in those ages 18 and under surged this week with 80 new cases confirmed in the last four days alone compared to 176 from the start of the pandemic through July 28, according to the Department of Health.

8/1 – 7 pediatric cases (87 total) 7/31 – 18 pediatric cases (123 total) 7/30 – 32 pediatric cases (124 total) 7/29 – 23 pediatric cases (109 total)

The Hawaii COVID-19 Healthcare Liaison, Lieutenant Governor Dr. Josh Green, said nationwide less than

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