The largest number of severe cases of coronavirus among children occurs in infants under one year of age. This conclusion was made by scientists from Italy, Great Britain and Russia.
Led by Piero Valentini of the Institute for Global Health Research, they examined the presence and duration of COVID-19 symptoms in children. Scientists have collected information on 129 infected people under the age of 18.
According to Izvestia, the number of boys and girls was approximately equal, and the average age of patients was 11 years. After 4 months from the onset of the disease, just over 40 percent of children recovered completely, about a third of patients complained of one or two symptoms of the disease, and about a quarter stated that they had three symptoms.
Most often, children who have undergone coronavirus experienced insomnia, chest pain, nasal congestion, fatigue and muscle pain. Some have complained of trouble concentrating.
Leading Researcher, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Moscow State University Lomonosov Roman Zinovkin believes that these symptoms can be exaggerated, since the parents most likely answered the questions about the well-being of the children.