Khammam: There has been a gradual increase in the number of children, between the ages 0 and 12, getting infected by COVID-19 in this Telangana district. The New Indian Express (TNIE) quoted official sources as saying that while a total of 800 children tested positive for the virus in April and May, the number has shot up and around 1,480 children have tested positive for COVID in June, till Monday.
A door-to-door survey organised by the authorities revealed that out of the total 16,302 cases recorded in the district, 1,480 were children. However, since most of them experience only mild to moderate symptoms, the officials say the situation is under control.
Meanwhile, the Health Department officials have already shifted these children with moderate symptoms to the designated COVID ward opened at the district headquarters hospital a few days ago.
TNIE quoted DMHO Dr B Malathi as saying that the recovery rate among children in the district has been 100 per cent till date.