For those interested in how COVID-19 has been affecting children, here are some statistics from the CDC.
As of April 6th, the CDC released data on how children in the U.S. have been affected. 1.7% of laboratory confirmed cases occurred in children under the age of 18 years. However, we must realize that given the screening recommendations, this percentage may be underestimated. Furthermore, the proportion of patients for which data like symptoms (9%), underlying conditions (13%), and hospitalization status (33%) was relatively low. 91% of children with known exposures were from the community or household.
The most common symptoms found were:
Fever, cough, OR shortness of breath (73% compared to 93% of adults)
Headache (28%), sore throat (24%), body aches (23%), diarrhea (13%), nausea/vomiting (11%) and runny nose (7%)
Ages: of all reported cases
Of those for which data was known, 5.7-20% of kids were hospitalized. 0.58-2% were admitted to the intensive care unit