Noticeable rise reported in COVID-19 cases among children as schools set to reopen

There are more than 5 million known COVID-19 cases in the United States right now, according to Johns Hopkins University.
As News 12 has reported, one group seeing a noticeable rise in infections is children.
Public health officials warned about opening schools in states with COVID-19 hot spots, but others want students back in class.
"For the most part, they do very well. I mean, they don't get very sick. They don't catch it easily. They don't get very sick," says President Donald Trump.
However, medical experts say having youths in crowded hallways and classrooms poses a significant threat.
"You're waiting for a second fire to erupt. You're pouring fuel on a raging fire," says William Haseltine, of Harvard Medical School.
More than 800,00 students in Georgia's Cherokee County are in quarantine due to possible coronavirus exposure. This happened one week after in-person learning began.
"We are not out of the woods yet, and we cannot take our foot off the gas. I'm asking that all Georgians continue to remain vigilant as we continue this fight," says Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
Over the past four weeks, there's been a 90% hike in known COVID-19 cases among U.S. children, according to the Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.
"We think we're going to see an explosion of cases in September that will far surpass what we saw after Memorial Day, and this is just going to continue increasing, getting higher and higher in terms of numbers," says Michael Osterholm, director at the Center for Infection Disease Research and Policy.
The report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association is expected to be revised weekly.
It's data comes from State Health Departments in 49 states, New York, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.
Researchers say an effective testing strategy would help communities properly determine if and when to reopen schools for in-person teaching.