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Saturday May 01 2021
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Web Desk

Over 3,000 children contracted coronavirus in April alone, health ministry data shows

By
Web Desk

  • 3,315 children between the ages of 1 and 10 contracted COVID-19 in April.
  • 12,162 boys and girls between the age of 11-20 were coronavirus positive in April.
  • Pakistan is in the midst of a deadly third wave of the coronavirus that has forced the government to lockdown many areas of the country.


More than 3,000 children between the age of 1-10 were diagnosed with coronavirus in April, data issued by the federal health ministry shows.

The data shows that 3,315 children between the ages of 1 and 10 and 12,162 boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 20 contracted COVID-19 in April.

It also showed that at least 19 children have died due to the coronavirus over the course of the month.

Read more: Coronavirus has claimed the lives of 10 children since March 15, says NCOC

Breakdown

Among girls, 1,424 were of the age group 1-10 and 5,205 were of the age group 11-20.

Among boys, 1,891 boys were of the age group 1-10, while 6,957 were of the age group 11-20.

Officials said that at least 6 children in the age group 1-10 and 13 in the age group 11-20 had died due to COVID-19.

Total infections among youngsters

So far, 10,036 girls between the ages of 1 and 10 and 28,496 girls between the ages of 11 and 20 have been infected with coronavirus across the country.

On the other hand, 14,500 boys between the ages of 1 and 10 and 40,670 boys between the ages of 11-20 have been infected with coronavirus.

Read more: Coronavirus rapidly spreads among children in Punjab

Pakistan is in the midst of a deadly third wave of the coronavirus that has forced the government to lockdown many areas of the country.  

Even today, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reported that 4,696 people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

Read more: With 146 new fatalities, Pakistan's coronavirus death toll nears 18,000

The total tally of COVID-19 cases of the country with the new cases now stands at 825,519, with most cases reported in Punjab.