There have been some deaths due to COVID-19 among children under the age of five, but serious cases of COVID-19 in young children are extremely rare.
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that since the beginning of the Pandemic, United States has Four million children tested positive for COVID-19 as of June 10, 2021. The total cumulated cases in children were 14.1 percent. Only a smaller subset of states reported hospitalization and deaths of children due to COVID-19.
Children accounted for 0.00 -0.23 percent of all COVID-19 deaths, with eight states reporting zero deaths. COVID-19 fatalities in children in states ranged from 0.00 to 0.03 percent.
The Lancet reports that children were not becoming seriously unwell with COVID-19 and the UK's data shows that children did not need intensive care in large numbers.
The Guardian reports that Dr.Fatima Marinho has extracted the latest available data on April 15 2021, which showed 2,216 children aged between zero and nine had died from COVID-19, including 1,397 babies below one year old. In addition, more than 67,000 children from 0-9 years were hospitalized in Brazil.
"There is a culture of 'there is no risk for children,' so physicians don't think in terms of COVID-19," she added.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.