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Health officials are unclear what has led to an increase in Covid cases in the 5-12 age group but are not blaming the school system. Stock image

Health officials are unclear what has led to an increase in Covid cases in the 5-12 age group but are not blaming the school system. Stock image

Health officials are unclear what has led to an increase in Covid cases in the 5-12 age group but are not blaming the school system. Stock image

Children are currently in something of a viral storm – and it’s not just Covid-19 that is circulating.

Around 300 individuals in the youngest age groups have been hospitalised with RSV since September. And for the five to 12-year-olds there are now signs of a rise in Covid-19 infections again.

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