Coronavirus: As schools reopen after lockdown, COVID-19 cases on the rise among US children
Most infected children have mild cases; hospitalisations and death rates are much lower than in adults.
Jackson (US): As schools have reopened, coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens. According to reports, children of all ages now make up 10% of all US cases, up from 2% in April, the American Academy of Paediatrics reported, on Tuesday.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that the incidence of COVID-19 in school-age children began rising in early September as many youngsters returned to their classrooms.
The report added that about two times more teens were infected than younger children.
In a statement, the doctor said, “While children generally don’t get as sick with the coronavirus as adults, they are not immune and there is much to learn about how easily they can transmit it to others."
Globally, the coronavirus case tally has soared past 3.38 crore cases.