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COVID-19 3rd May Not Disproportionately Hit Kids: WHO-AIIMS

BP World Bureau | Jun 18 2021 10:47:09 AM
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NEW DELHI: SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity rate in children aged two years and above is comparable to that in adults, which means they are not greatly vulnerable to COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducted the serological surveillance (sero survey) under the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the apprehensions related to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, virulence in the possible third wave. 

The sero survey's findings have been published on medRxiv, a pre-print server.

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India continues to see the number of cases reported daily, come down since the month of April. The nation saw 62,480 cases of COVID-19 reported in 24 hours and 1,587 deaths due to the disease. 

Union health ministry revealed that there are 2,97,62,793 cases of COVID-19 and out of that, 7,98,656 are active cases, 2,85,80,647 people recovered and 3,83,490 people died.