Review: Epidemiological characteristics of 2143 pediatric patients with 2019 coronavirus disease in China

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Review: Epidemiological characteristics of 2143 pediatric patients with 2019 coronavirus disease in China

Review: Epidemiological characteristics of 2143 pediatric patients with 2019 coronavirus disease in China

This study concluded that children of all ages are susceptible to COVID-19, with no significant gender differences. Young children, particularly infants, are more vulnerable to infection.

Objective: To identify the epidemiological characteristics and transmission patterns of children infected with COVID-19

Data: Nationwide case series of 2143 children with COVID-19 in China from January 16 to February 8, 2020

Results: There were 731 (34.1%) laboratory-confirmed cases and 1412 (65.9%) suspected cases.

  • The median age of all patients was 7 years and 56.6% were boys.
  • Fewer than 10% of cases were severe or critical.
  • The median time from illness onset to diagnoses was 2 days.

 

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