COVID-19 in Children: Initial Characterization of the Pediatric Disease

The impact of the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2,1 has been widespread, with .500 000 cases diagnosed in .170 countries
since the virus was identified in January 2020.2 The preliminary data have been focused on severe respiratory manifestations, which are seen predominantly in adults, with scant initial data on the burden of COVID-19 in children.

COVID-19 in Children: Initial Characterization of the Pediatric Disease
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