Children are 1.5 times more likely to infect relatives living with the coronavirus than adults. This information was published on Friday, October 23rd, by the capital’s headquarters.
According to analytical data, from June 1 to October 21 of this year, 17% of children with confirmed coronavirus infected the family members living with them. The spread of the infection occurred regardless of the severity of the disease in children.
“At the same time, among the sick adult population, only 11% transmitted the infection. A large-scale study was conducted on the basis of more than 280 thousand cases, ”the report says.
The headquarters recalled that children often carry COVID-19 mildly or asymptomatic, but they pose a threat to adults, especially older people. In this regard, citizens were urged to limit the communication of minors with elderly relatives.
In turn, the director of the Pasteur Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Areg Totolyan, said on Friday that the assumption that children are active carriers of the coronavirus was not confirmed.
In early October, scientists at Princeton and California Universities, as well as Johns Hopkins University, concluded that children and young people played the greatest role in the spread of coronavirus in the world.
At the same time, in early September, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, on the contrary, noted that children hardly transmit coronavirus infection to adults.
According to the headquarters, over the past day, 17,340 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Russia. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 1,480,646 cases of coronavirus in 85 regions have been recorded in the country. Over the entire period, 25,525 deaths were registered, 1,119,251 patients recovered.
In the capital, over the past day, 5478 new cases of coronavirus were detected, among them 9.2% are children. The total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed by tests in the city was 386,908, 6,249 people died, 285,271 patients recovered.
Up-to-date information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and access vsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVotre. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.