The Covid cases of the below 18 year age group are increasing and have marked to one Lakh as around 97,471 children have been infected.
According to the reports, the health department revealed that in the first wave, 27,787 in the 0-18 age group had contracted the virus. In the past week, the state has seen 812 below 18 years have become infected. On average, children below 18 years constitute 12% of the day’s count.
Data from both the waves taken together reveal that out of the total infection in the 0-18 age group, 15,461 (4,619 in the first wave and 10,941 in the second wave) children below 6 years had been infected by Covid virus.
The state added 853 fresh cases from 67,834 samples tested, with the government confirming 69 more Covid deaths. Bhubaneswar reported 237 new cases against 183 recoveries, raising the active caseload to 3,432.
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