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