A new Europe-wide study has revealed that fewer than one in 100 children who test positive for Covid-19 end up dying – although a small but significant percentage develop severe illness. Photo: Getty Images A new Europe-wide study has revealed that fewer than one in 100 children who test positive for Covid-19 end up dying – although a small but significant percentage develop severe illness. Photo: Getty Images
A new Europe-wide study has revealed that fewer than one in 100 children who test positive for Covid-19 end up dying – although a small but significant percentage develop severe illness. Photo: Getty Images

Child deaths from coronavirus ‘very low’, European researchers find

  • The vast majority of children who get Covid-19 have only mild symptoms, and fewer than one in 100 die from it, but some do need intensive care, study finds
  • A small number with other respiratory infections were much more likely than those just with Covid-19 to need intensive care support – a warning for flu season

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A new Europe-wide study has revealed that fewer than one in 100 children who test positive for Covid-19 end up dying – although a small but significant percentage develop severe illness. Photo: Getty Images A new Europe-wide study has revealed that fewer than one in 100 children who test positive for Covid-19 end up dying – although a small but significant percentage develop severe illness. Photo: Getty Images
A new Europe-wide study has revealed that fewer than one in 100 children who test positive for Covid-19 end up dying – although a small but significant percentage develop severe illness. Photo: Getty Images
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