If children contract COVID, but are asymptomatic, it shouldn’t be matter of concern: Experts

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COVID-19 in children should not be of much concern if they are asymptomatic and do not have severe infection, experts said on Thursday, amid some states, including Mizoram and Kerala, reporting a rise in cases among those aged below 10 years.

However, they stressed on the need for preparing and ramping up arrangements for any eventuality, including more children requiring hospitalisation.

The percentage of infected children aged below 10 years in the total active COVID-19 cases has risen since March this year, official sources said, adding that a larger number of cases among children are being reported from Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and Kerala, among others.

Mizoram registered its highest-ever single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as 1,502 more people, including 300 children, tested positive for the infection, pushing the state’s tally to 72,883

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