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The number of children with coronavirus in Mexico has multiplied by 30 in less than two months

June 11, 2020

The number of children and adolescents with coronavirus in Mexico multiplied by 30 between April 12 and June 8, Save the Children warned and expressed concern about the “enormous” increase.

According to the Mexican Ministry of Health, the country increased 84 cases of children infected with COVID-19 to 2,622 during this period. Mexico has also reported 52 minor child deaths from coronavirus.

This age group has not been classified as a high risk by the scientific community, but the data show that children also develop or even die from the disease, said the agency, which has asked Mexico to take “strong” preventive measures “to prevent it the spread of the pandemic.

The number of children with coronavirus in Mexico has multiplied by 30 in less than two monthsThe number of children with coronavirus in Mexico has multiplied by 30 in less than two months

In particular, Save the Children has called for emergency plans to take into account the well-being of millions of children and families living in poverty and social exclusion.