As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, sickening more than 90,000 people and killing about 3,000, doctors have noticed something curious: Very few children have been diagnosed with it. And of those who have, most have had mild cases. Worldwide, there have been no deaths reported so far in young children. This does not mean that children can’t transmit the virus to other, more vulnerable members of the community.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children and their families should take preventative measures, such as washing hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and covering your mouth when you cough.