Delta, a highly contagious form of coronavirus, may make children more likely to get sick than other types but does not pose a serious illness. 

This was revealed in various research reports released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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One of the research reports, analyzing data from June 20 to July 31, found that young people who have not been vaccinated are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who have been vaccinated. 

The study analyzed the records of hospitals in 14 states from March 1 to August 14. 

Delta’s spread in the United States did not begin in March but became the most widespread in the United States after June 20. 

From June 12 to July 3, the weekly hospitalization rate for the 0-17 age group was 0.3 per 100,000 patients, which increased sevenfold to 1.4 by the end of August 1. 

The study found that although hospital admissions for children and adolescents increased, the severity of the disease was the same as for children with previous types. 

According to research, this indicates that this highly contagious type of corona does not cause more serious diseases in children than the previous types. 

CDC Director Rochelle Velezke said during a press briefing that although the rate of COVID cases in children is increasing, new research reports have shown that this type of corona does not increase the risk of the disease in children. 

He said that the reason for the high prevalence of COVID in children is that the disease is spreading in the community. 

Another study found that during the two weeks of August, the rate of hospital admissions was very high in those states due to the COVID of children and adolescents, where the rate of vaccination was very low. 

The CDC director said that the data showed that vaccination at the community level could protect children, adding that the increase in cases of COVID in the community also made children more ill. 

According to research reports, in the age group of 12 to 17 years and 0 to 4 years, the risk of hospitalization was found to be higher than that of children aged 5 to 11 years. 

The pre-Delta ICU enrollment rate was 26.5% and after the Delta was 23.3%, the requirement for Vital Liter Support was 6.1% before the Delta and 9.8% after the Delta. 

The mortality rate was 0.7% before Delta and 1.8% after Delta.