In almost 50% of cases, the coronavirus in children is mild. Alexander Gorelov, Deputy Director for Research of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, spoke about this at the online seminar “COVID-19: A New Challenge to Humanity”.
“Children of all age groups are ill, but the maximum number of cases falls on children, starting from the age of seven, the peak falls on adolescents of 13-15 years of age,” RIA Novosti quotes the scientist as saying.
According to the researcher, approximately 8-10% of the total incidence of coronavirus occurs in children. At the same time, the number of people infected among boys and girls, men and women does not fundamentally differ.
According to the presentation, 49.9% of children had a mild new coronavirus infection, 32.3% were asymptomatic. The severe form was recorded in 0.2% of all cases.
Earlier it was reported that in Chelyabinsk, doctors rescued a pregnant woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 with complete lung damage. A resident of Magnitogorsk gave birth to a healthy boy. The mother and child are in the hospital, nothing threatens their lives.