KATHMANDU, MAY 2
The children in Nepal have been majorly affected by the ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as on Sunday over 600 people under the age of 19 were reported to have caught the infection.
According to the data made available by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), at least 623 children and teenagers under 19 years of age tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday including 166 children in the 0-9 age category and 457 in the 10-19 age group.
As Nepal's COVID-19 tally on Sunday peaked to all time nation-wide high with 7137 cases, it was highlighted that 9 percent of those infected on the same day were children.
Meanwhile, most patients detected with the highly contagious respiratory infection today befall in the 30-39 age category; making up for almost 26 percent of all those infected closely followed by the number of freshly reported cases in the 20-29 age group (almost 25 percent).
Furthermore, yesterday 438 children (under 19) had tested positive for the infection which constituted of almost 7 percent of 5,706 cases detected on Saturday.
Similarly, on Saturday too Nepal witnessed a similar trend of the spread of infection across the age groups wherein the most cases of the infection -- slightly more than 25 percent -- were detected in the 30-39 age category closely followed by those in 20-29 age group in grim comparison.