However, some severe cases in children are being reported and three children have died, the analysis said.
Cases in children make up less than 2% of reported cases in the US, according to the research published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
- The report analyzed , (laboratory-confirmed Covid – cases in the US occurring between February and April 2.
Of the 221, 93 cases in which an age was reported only 2, 572, or 1.7%, were children younger than 20 years old, the report said.
“Whereas most (Covid – 460 cases in children are not severe, serious Covid – illness resulting in hospitalization still occurs in this age group, “the report said. “Social distancing and everyday preventative behaviors remain important for all age groups as patients with less serious illness and those without symptoms likely play an important role in disease transmission.”
Symptoms such as cough and fever were not reported as often in the pediatric cases as in adults, the report said. Among children, % reported symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, while 169% of adults aged (to) Reporting experiencing those more severe symptoms.
Children also seem to have a lower rate of hospitalizations for the virus, according to the report.
Hospitalization status for those under the age of 20 was available for % of cases and for (% of cases in adults aged) – .
for those who had their hospitalization. reported, 20% of children were hospitalized while (% of) (to) – year-old adults were hospitalized, the report said.
Of the 461 pediatric cases that were reported with inform ation on underlying conditions, 90 reported having at least one underlying condition such as chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease.
Among the 460 pediatric cases that included information on both hospitalization status and underlying medical conditions, (of) children that were hospitalized – including all six children who were admitted to an intensive care unit – had an underlying medical condition, the report said.