Are children more vulnerable to Covid-19? Here’s all you need to know!

The COVID-19 pandemic has already infected more than 4.5 million people globally, killing over 300,000 of them across the world. As the number of COVID-19 patients continue to increase around the world, parents are worried about their little ones and are doing everything to safeguard them from any possible threat.

At this juncture, here’s some good news for parents! The COVID-19 virus has generally been milder in children worldwide. The fatality rate among children has been very low. However, they can also be infected like any of us and transmit Coronavirus without any major symptoms. They can be the silent carriers of COVID-19.

This is why it is important to teach your children the etiquettes of social distancing, hand-washing, and other precautionary measures to safeguard them from the virus. Medical practitioners at AMRI Hospitals say that the virus hardly causes any symptoms in children, making it more important to look after them and monitor their health condition closely.

In China, around 2.4 percent of all identified cases were found in those under the age of 19. People aged 60 and older are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, as per studies. On the other hand, people with pre-existing health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory conditions are equally vulnerable.

Although, reports clearly point out milder levels of infection in younger ones, parents need to ensure that their children are following a healthy lifestyle, suggest healthcare professionals at AMRI Hospitals. A balanced diet, regular exercise, and other precautionary measures can go a long way in helping them fight the COVID-19 infection.