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.