Covid-19 disease did not last more than a week on average in people aged five to 17, according to the results of a study conducted by researchers at King’s College London.
The findings, published in the journal Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, involved scientists reviewing daily health reports recorded in the Zoe Covid Study app and focusing on September 2020 through February 2021.
Of the 1,734 children reported by parents or caregivers with a clear start and end point of their symptoms and a positive PCR result, only one in 50 (1.8%) had symptoms that lasted more than eight weeks.
Less than one in 20 (4.4 percent) had symptoms for four weeks or more.
In children aged five to 11, the illness lasted an average of five days, while in children aged 12 to 17, it lasted about seven days, the researchers said.
Their study showed that the most commonly reported symptoms in children were headache, fatigue, sore throat, and loss of smell.
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