Cases of coronavirus in young children growing fast

By: News Desk      Published: 04:00 PM, 31 Mar, 2021
Cases of coronavirus in young children growing fast

The third wave of coronavirus is not sparing anyone, as this time the children also falling prey to the Covid-19 across Pakistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

Around 121 children have fallen victim to the coronavirus in Islamabad during the last 24 hours as the new variant of the pandemic started taking its toll even on innocent souls. 

The children testing positive for the virus are mostly around 10 years old.

Meanwhile, of two children, who were admitted to federal capital’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) a few days back, one has tested negative for the virus. 

The virus was transmitted to the nine-day-old infant from his mother. 

According to doctors, he was kept in the intensive care unit for a few days which resulted in his recovery.    

Around 15 children have tested positive for the Covid-19 at the hospital so far.  

However, strangely there are no ventilators available for the children at the hospital.  

The situation is no different in Lahore where 125 children have contracted the virus during the past one week. 

So far, around 1, 000 children have been infected by Covid-19 in the provincial capital so far. 

As far as Karachi is concerned, 15 children have tested positive for the virus during the last one week while 39 have been admitted to different city hospitals during the last 15 days.  

Around 102 coronavirus-affected children were admitted to the Sindh capital’s largest hospital, NICH, during the last one year. 

According to the research conducted by Khyber Medical University on 246 children of a school in Swabi, so far 25 per cent children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have contracted the coronavirus since the beginning of this year.  

According to the university’s report, children testing positive for the virus belong to 5-16 years of age group.  

However, as per the report findings, none of these children had symptoms of the pandemic.