Key clinical point: Asymptomatic children with COVID-19 infections had detectable virus for an average of 14 days after their first positive test.
Major finding: Approximately 22% of children with COVID-19 infections were asymptomatic, and 66% had unrecognized symptoms at the time of diagnosisStudy details: The data come from a case series of 91 children at 20 hospitals and 2 nonhospital isolation facilities in South Korea.
Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.
Han MS et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Aug 28. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3988.