In Andhra Pradesh around 40 children in the age group of 3 to 17 years have tested positive for COVID-19.They are among the 475 active cases under treatment at various COVID-19 centres in the state.
The children get infected the virus from family members who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting at Delhi’s Nizamuddin in March.Official Report
“The Jamaat people returns were unaware that they were infected with virus,and they passed it on to their family members,among them are several children,”an official said.
Around 124 of the patients are women.“In some cases,all the women members in the family were infected by one person,wives,mothers,daughters,sisters,grandmothers,”a health department,A further 36 patients are aged 60 and above official said.
Andhra reporting 19 fresh cases on Wednesday,the state government has decided to double the COVID-19 testing capacity to 4,000 tests per day.
The state has also decided to extend a financial assistance of Rs 2,000 to poor families who are returning home from quarantine centers.
In Hyderabad,25 children have tested positive and are recovering at the Telangana capital’s Gandhi Hospital.”Some of them are from Hyderabad,others are from different districts who have been brought here for treatment,” Hospital superintendent Dr.P Shravan Kumar said.
The state Officials of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments have said that children are serious not serious,they all have mild symptoms,are responding to treatment well and will be discharged soon.