Black and Hispanic children and adolescents, along with those with underlying medical conditions, make up the majority of Covid-19 deaths in patients younger than 21, according to a report published Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report looked at a total of 121 Covid-19 deaths in children and adolescents from Feb. 12 through July 31. Of these cases, 15 were confirmed to have MIS-C, an inflammatory condition linked to Covid-19.
The majority of deaths — 85 total — were in those ages 10 to 20, and patients 18 to 20 years old were particularly vulnerable. Similar to mortality in adults with Covid-19, young males were more likely to die.