By: Kaya 959 News
As of Monday, 7 July, there have been 184-million COVID-19 cases globally, with South Africa experiencing 2.06-million cases.
Although the virus is severe in people who are above 60 years of age or those with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, or cancer, the Limpopo province has announced an increase in infections affecting children.
“This week, the province has also seen increased numbers on low age categories. 67 cases of children between 0- 9 years have been reported while 638 cases are for people between 15 to 34,” reads the statement from the Limpopo Department of Health.
The province also announced that there has been an increase in the rapid spreading of the Delta Variant of the COVID-19.
“The department believes that the variant might be responsible for the rapid spike of COVID-19 cases and driving the third wave in the province. Figures in the province jumped from 385 cases on Tuesday to 1780 cases on Saturday,” reads a statement from the province.
A report by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases states that “as of 1 May 2021, individuals aged ≤19 years made up 9.4% of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3.8% of all COVID-19-associated admissions.”
According to CDC, most newborns who tested positive for COVID-19 had mild or no symptoms and recovered, however, there are a few reports of newborns with severe COVID-19 illness.