Severe Covid-19 illness in children is significant but less frequent than in adults

29 May 2020 (Last Updated May 29th, 2020 15:19)

At present, there are 4.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the globe. The disease has now reached 190 countries, the most affected of which being in the US. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most confirmed cases of Covid-19 are in seen in adults aged 18–44 years and 45–64 years. Nearly 3% of confirmed cases across the US occur in ages 0-17 years and most children who ail only come down with mild symptoms.

In Wuhan, China, a similar disease progression was observed, where children rarely experienced severe Covid-19 disease. Read more here.