Students aged 5 to 12 are most often infected with coronavirus in Belgium

Belgium, Coronavirus, Europe, Health, Infection, Testing

We are currently finding in Belgium more and more young people under the age of 19 infected by the coronavirus.

6,598 tests have been carried out on 5,328 different pupils or staff members, in 23 Flemish schools in Belgium.

“The analysis of these tests shows that the majority of positive cases in children attending school are mainly in the age group of 5 to 12 years,” notes the report.

This age group, which had been little tested until then and within which the English variant, unearthed in 7 of the 23 targeted schools, wreaked “havoc”, which constitutes a “striking finding”.

This may explain, perhaps, where the coming restrictions on extracurricular activities for children under 12 come from.


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** This post was originally published on January 30, 2021 **