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Health & Fitness 'Clear evidence' for rising Covid cases in children

14:01  19 september  2020
14:01  19 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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  Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates Among the top coronavirus news out today are: coronavirus cases continue to increase in much of the U.S. and the pandemic 'is not even close to being over,' WHO director-general says.— The U.S. reported more than 35,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday, according to The New York Times. That's the third-highest number of new daily cases the country has reported yet and the highest since late April, according to the Times. Cities and states across the U.S. are suspending reopening plans as cases begin to spike, according to The New York Times.

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases in England, reports have emerged that the Government is considering a return to tighter national lockdown measures. Extra restrictions could be imposed to slow the spread of Covid -19 as the winter months approach.

For many children , the COVID -19 crisis will mean limited or no education, or falling further behind their peers. More than 91 percent of the world’s Globally, an estimated 152 million children were already engaged in child labor before the COVID -19 pandemic, with 73 million engaged in hazardous work.

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There is 'clear evidence,' that coronavirus infections among children as infection rates grew seven times higher in two to 11-year-olds between July and September.

According to figures released yesterday, rates of infection for children aged between two and 11 are seven times higher than in July.

The ONS also warned that positive tests were increasing among 17 to 24-year-olds, as well as 25 to 34-year-olds.

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  Should schools reopen amid the pandemic? U.S. educators are nervously awaiting the new school year as case counts across the country rise.But when the novel coronavirus started spreading across the country, Fuhrman, a middle-school teacher at a school targeted for those with special educational needs in New Jersey, started teaching online — just like teachers across the nation and world.

"Recent evidence suggests that children likely have the same or higher viral loads in their nasopharynx compared with adults and that children can The " cases in school" refers to the number of people who have tested positive for Covid -19 and who spent some time on a school campus, while

[1] Most cases in children are mild, and treatment consists of supportive care. No drugs or biologics have been approved by the US Food and Drug Common symptoms of COVID -19 in children are cough and fever. It is important to note, however, that these symptoms may not always be present

It calculated that around 59,800 people in England had Covid-19 by September 10, a rise of 51 per cent from the week before.

a group of people sitting at a table: Coronavirus rates among children are seven times higher than in July, figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest © Provided by Daily Mail Coronavirus rates among children are seven times higher than in July, figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest

Katherine Kent, co-head of analysis for the Covid-19 Infection Survey, said: 'These infections seem to be mostly focused in younger people who have seen the largest rise in infections.'

Cases among children up the age of 11 rose from 0.04 per cent on July 23 to 0.28 per cent on September 10.

For 17 to 24-year-olds the rate increased from 0.04 per cent to 0.52 per cent, while the next age bracket, which rises to 34-year-olds, went from 0.03 per cent to 0.36.

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Yesterday Public Health England announced 'acute respiratory infections' has risen five-fold in care homes in the week to September 13 and increased more than eight times in schools after term resumed in England.

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Now, evidence is emerging that while few children suffer severely from COVID -19, they do get infected. A recent study even found evidence of viral excretion in children Subbarao has also found that young adult mice, at six weeks old, can clear SARS-CoV with no significant clinical symptoms.

In the UK, there have been nearly 300,000 cases , 45,000 deaths – and no recorded recoveries. In short, in the UK, you cannot ever recover from Covid . ‘Britain is an outlier internationally in not reporting the number of people who have recovered from Covid -19 alongside statistics on deaths and

Despite a long-term rise since July, weekly figures from PHE in fact suggest Covid-19 cases among people in their 20s actually fell for the first time in 10 weeks.

Those in the 20-29 age group still have the highest infection rate of anyone in the country but the number of cases per 100,000 people dropped in the second week of September.

It fell from 55.9 per 100,000 to 51.8 between September 6 and September 13, according to PHE's most recent surveillance report.

Yvonne Doyle, a PHE medical director, told The Times: 'We're seeing clear signs this virus is now spreading widely across all age groups and I am particularly worried by the increase in rates of admission to hospital and intensive care among older people.'

Neil Ferguson wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Speaking today, Professor Neil Ferguson said 97 per cent of children getting a test receive a negative result © Provided by Daily Mail Speaking today, Professor Neil Ferguson said 97 per cent of children getting a test receive a negative result

Speaking about a recent surge in testing demand on BBC Radio 4 this morning, Professor Neil Ferguson played down potential infections in schools.

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Covid cases are rising in children with infection rates among two to There is ' clear evidence ' that coronavirus infections among children as infection rates grew seven According to figures released yesterday, rates of infection for children aged between two and 11 are seven times higher than in July.

Though COVID -19 so far appears to be largely sparing children , researchers are cautioning that it is critical to understand how the virus affects kids to model the pandemic accurately, limit the disease's spread Cruz A, Zeichner S. COVID -19 in Children : Initial Characterization of the Pediatric Disease.

He said: 'It was completely unanticipated by anyone that, what happened when the schools reopened was not necessarily a surge in Covid infections, but parents and teachers getting concerned about students coughing and spluttering, most of which was not Covid.

'We saw a huge surge in testing of children, most of whom, 97% of whom, tested negative. That surge in demand was not anticipated.'

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