Incidence of Covid-19 in children 10 to 14 years old increasing - infectious disease specialist

  • 2020-11-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The incidence of Covid-19 among children ten to fourteen years old has been growing for the past two weeks, Jurijs Perevoscikovs, head of the Disease Risk Analysis and Prevention Department at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), said on Monday.

The CDC is planning to carry out an in-depth analysis across different age groups, but one thing that is clear already at this time is that after the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced in schools, the incidence of Covid-19 among children fifteen to nineteen years old stabilized. A slight increase was observed later until new restrictions were approved, but by now the situation in this age group has stabilized once again.

On the other hand, the incidence of Covid-19 in children ten to fourteen years old has been growing rather fast during the last two weeks, especially in eleven- and twelve-year-olds.

These though are only just preliminary data that are still to be scrutinized, said Perevoscikovs.

He also said that the incidence of Covid-19 in children under the age of six was also increasing slightly, but the overall Covid-19 incidence in this age group was much lower than in any other age group.