100 children below 15 years infected with COVID-19 in Ghana – Ghana Health Service
The Ghana Health Service has indicated that a total of 100 children (boys and girls) under the age of 15 years have been infected with COVID-19 in Ghana.
The statistics imply that at least one out of six cases reported on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, of the 636 are children
The number of COVID-19 cases recorded about infected children has busted the myth of the disease being only susceptible to the aged and those with underlying health conditions.
Men in the age group of 35-44 years old were the highest while their female counterparts registered the lowest number of infections.
In total, male infections recorded were more than half and accounted for 59% and the females were in the minority of 41%.
So far, Ghana has recorded 641 COVID-19 cases, with 8 deaths so far.
What is Coronavirus: Know the Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Who is at risk most for COVID-19
It is a dangerous disease with an incubation period between 4-6 days. It is fatal especially for those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young. It could also result in Pneumonia and bronchitis.