Covid-19 turns scary for children in Bhubaneswar, 85 test positive in 15 days

  • | Monday | 19th April, 2021

Coronavirus is turning scary for young children in Bhubaneswar. In the last 15 days, 85 children in the Bhubaneswar region have tested positive for Covid-19, in the age group between 0-14 years. About 45 % of the total new positive cases in the city are under 10 years of age.

Corona continues to wreak havoc in Odisha`s capital city in the second wave. Covid-19 cases in Bhubaneswar crossed the 450 mark on Saturday about eight months after the first wave. Bhubaneswar recorded 451 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, while in Khurda district on Sunday, 704 coronas have been found infected.

It is noteworthy that during the first wave, 480 Corona positive cases were recorded in the capital on September 12, 2020. According to the data collected by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) during the period from 1 to 16 April for the last 15 days, children under the age of 14 have accounted for a significant number of daily cases. This figure is 2 to 4 % daily.

The ratio in the city was around 1 to 2 % during the peak period last year. In the last 15 days, a total of 87 children in the capital in the age group of 0 to 14 have been found Covid-19 positive. According to data analysis, about 45 per cent of the total new cases in the city are children under the age of 10 years.

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