22 Dec 2020

Scientists investigate if new Covid strain spreads more easily in children

Scientists are urgently looking at whether the new strain of coronavirus is spread more easily in children.

Although there is no suggestion it’s more dangerous, experts want to know whether children are as susceptible as adults.

In today’s other developments, there were 36,804 new cases recorded, and 691 deaths were reported in the last twenty four hours – the highest figure since the end of April. A total of 68,307 people have now died.