Many parents understandably approached this school year with trepidation at the thought of their children returning to in-person learning during a pandemic and the rise of viral variants. A survey of the data we have thus far should provide some comfort to worried parents about the risks faced by children. First, deaths from COVID among children are very rare. According to the CDC, there have been 63 deaths from COVID in kids aged 1-4 and 172 deaths in kids aged 5-15. For all ages, there have been 723,880 deaths from COVID. This means that kids aged 1-4 make up 0.008703 percent of COVID deaths, and kids 5-15 make up 0.0238 percent of total COVID deaths. Read more.