Over the two weeks from January 28 to February 11, there were 216,595 new child Covid-19 cases reported across the country, an 8 per cent increase, according to the AAP.
Children accounted for 1.2 per cent to 2.9 per cent of total reported hospitalisations, and 0 to 0.25 per cent of all Covid-19 deaths, said the report.
"At this time, it appears that severe illness due to Covid-19 is rare among children. However, there is an urgent need to collect more data on longer-term impacts of the pandemic on children, including ways the virus may harm the long-term physical health of infected children, as well as its emotional and mental health effects," the AAP said in the report.
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