NOT FUN. A student of Montara Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, California undergoes a Covid-19 test on Aug. 16, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a peak in infection in the under-18 age group. (Xinhua)

WASHINGTON – The Covid-19 hospitalization rates for children in the United States hit their highest levels ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was quoted by CNN on Friday.

As for adults, every age group under 50 has also surpassed its previous record of hospitalization, said the report, adding that "the biggest increase was in adults aged 30 to 39 and children under 18, both of which were more than 30 percent higher than their previous peak."

The current rate of hospitalization for all ages is still below the figure in January, but considering more than 11,000 new hospital admissions have been recorded over the past week, the United States might reach a new record high within a month, according to the CDC. (Xinhua)