Are kids really asymptomatic COVID-19 spreaders?

Italian study finds just 1% of asymptomatic children tested positive for the virus compared with 9% of adults

A study from Italy does not support the theory that children are more likely than adults to be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus.

The researchers studied 83 children and 131 adults admitted to ED for noninfectious conditions and with no symptoms or signs of COVID-19.

Only one child (1.2%) tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 compared with 12 adults (9.2%), reported Dr Carlo Agostoni and colleagues from the Fondazione Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan.