Over 114,000 children in Thailand contracted Covid-19 since April
The Royal College of Pediatricians of Thailand revealed on Thursday (September 30) that since April 1 until August 25, 114,039 children aged under 18 have tested positive for Covid-19.
“Since the third wave of Covid-19 emerged in Thailand on April 1 until August 25, there are 1,073,505 patients who tested positive for the new coronavirus, while 10,085 people had died,” said Radeewilai Samkoses, vice president of the royal college.
“During that time the infections in children aged under 18 is continually rising, especially in last two weeks,” she added. “In the 34th week since the new wave started (August 12-18), 21,098 children have tested positive, increasing 11 per cent from the previous week and accountable for 13.9 per cent of total weekly infections. Two children had died due to Covid-19 that week.”
“In the 35th week (August 19-25), 19,257 children have tested positive for Covid-19, decreasing 7 per cent from the previous week and accountable for 15.6 per cent of total weekly infections, while five children had died in that week,” she added. “Although the new infections started to decline, the ratio of young new patients to total new patients are still rising.”
The seven fatalities recorded from August 12 to 25 range from the youngest age of 7 months and oldest age of 15 years old.