Toddlers are the 'most likely' COVID-19 spreaders in households

Researchers have teased out the odds of transmission by various age groups

Children younger than three are more likely than adolescents to transmit COVID-19 within households, a study suggests.


Researchers attribute this to the difficulty of isolating toddlers compared with older children — and the fact they need more cuddling.

The question of how frequently children transmit the virus has been prominent in Australia during the current COVID-19 outbreaks.

In the NSW outbreak, about a third of cases have been in children, and in Victoria, 20% of recent cases have