According to the Health and Family Welfare Department, two babies, one aged five months and another of 12 days, succumbed to the virus. They were girl children.
What seems disappointing is that the fatalities of kids have been reported when the number of infected children has remained steady for over a week. More than 100 children between 0-18 years’ age group are being infected daily. Out of 816 Covid positive cases reported in Odisha today, 106 are found to be children.
It may be mentioned here that experts have envisioned that the anticipated third wave of Covid19 infection will affect more children compared to adults. In first two waves, majority of infected patients were adults.