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Nearly 12% of COVID-19 Positive Persons in India Aged Below 20 Years

G Plus News | November 20, 2020 17:32 hrs

Nearly 12% of COVID-19 cases in India are aged below 20 years whereas the global percentage is 11%.  



As per the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on the dashboard of the National Centre for Disease Control, 11.89 p
ercent of COVID-19 cases in India are under 20.


Globally, 11 percent of the 25.7 million of COVID-19 infections in 87 countries are among children and adolescents under 20 years as per the UNICEF report 'Averting a lost Generation'.


The UNICEF has called for averting a lost generation as COVID-19 threatens to cause irreversible harm to children’s education, nutrition, and well-being.


Of these cases, more infections occurred among adolescents aged 10–19 compared to children aged between 0-9, and among males compared to females (as is true at older ages).

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