Among the patients with the new omicron coronavirus strain, there are children, including young children, said Tatyana Ruzhentsova, deputy director for clinical work at the G. N. Gabrichevsky Moscow Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Rospotrebnadzor.
“Among the patients with confirmed infection with the omicron strain, there are children, including young children. The data is being specified, “TASS quotes Ruzhentsova.
According to her, according to preliminary data from South Africa, the symptoms of coronavirus are most pronounced in children under three years of age.
There are no data on the severity of the omicron-strain in children.
Earlier in Rostov-on-Don omicron-strain of coronavirus was detected in a woman and a six-month-old child who did not travel abroad and did not contact those who returned from other countries.