7 kids have succumbed to coronavirus at Mysuru’s Cheluvamba Hospital so far

Prime News, National, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Mysuru, June 22:- If there is one district in the state that has been hit hard by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, it is Mysuru. Despite all the stringent measures and continued lockdown, the positivity rate is over 10 percent, With the pandemic threatening to wreak havoc, the district administration is groping in the dark.

What is worrying is the fact that between June 14 and 20, around 530 children got infected with coronavirus. Monday (June 21) alone, the city reported 52 positive cases.

Of the 530 children, seven kids, in the age group of 7 and 8, have died at Cheluvamba Hospital, premises of KR Hospital in Mysuru, over a period of time.

The whole world is worried about the third wave of the pandemic. Many stories are flying thick and fast that more trouble is in store. Though no one is able to confirm if the third wave is going to impact as much as the second wave, the issue will continue to linger in the air for some more time.

India’s renowned cardiologist Dr Devi Prasad Shetty has gone on record that the children in the age group of 2 and 18 are likely to be affected whenever the third wave makes its presence felt. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) or the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, have not issued any statement so far.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a serious condition that appears to be linked to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Most children who become infected with the COVID-19, virus have only a mild illness. (MR)

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