Children half as likely to get coronavirus than adults, data shows

Under-20s appear 56% less likely to contract Covid-19, preliminary evidence suggests

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Children are about half as likely to become infected with coronavirus than adults, according to scientists who reviewed data gathered by contact tracing and population screening studies around the world.

The study, which will feed into the debate around when to open schools, found that children and young adults under the ages of 18-20 appear 56% less likely to contract the virus than the over-20s, a finding that supports the idea that children are unlikely to play a major role in spreading the disease.

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