Cases Among Children

As a reminder: All data are preliminary and subject to change.

Dashboard Updated: Weekly on Friday

This dashboard shows COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in children 0 to 17 years of age. These data can help track the impact of COVID-19 on Virginia’s youngest residents.

Many children in Virginia are not yet protected from COVID-19 through vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. It prevents illness, hospitalization, and death. Children 12 years and older are currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. VDH recommends everyone 12 years and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Cases are shown by the week the child became infected with COVID-19. The date is when symptoms began or when the laboratory specimen was collected for COVID-19 testing. Cases resulting in hospitalization or death are displayed by week the child was admitted to the hospital or week of death. 

The dashboard offers options to view COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths among children by age group within Virginia or by VDH region. There is the option to display the data by different time periods to compare the impact on children during the entire pandemic or during a recent date range. The total number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are reported at the top by the most recent two weeks of data reported to VDH. Weekly cases are presented in the graph by count, rate per 100,000 children, and percentage of all COVID-19 cases among children. Total counts and rates of cases are further shown in the map by health district. Weekly counts of hospitalizations and deaths are available in the table at the bottom.