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Study: Children deaths due to Covid extremely rare

A study out of Britain describes a child’s chances of dying from COVID as “strikingly low.” The researchers based this on a study of COVID patients in 138 UK hospitals. The researchers noted that the six children in Britain who did die from the coronavirus had “profound” underlying health issues.

The Toronto Sun reports:

LONDON — Children and young people are far less likely than adults to get severe cases of COVID-19 infection, and death from the pandemic disease among children is exceptionally rare, according to UK research published on Thursday.

A study of COVID-19 patients admitted to 138 hospitals in Britain found that less than 1% were children, and of those fewer than 1% – or six in total – died, all of whom were already suffering serious illness or underlying health disorders.

READ: Severe or fatal COVID-19 very rare in children, study finds

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