A 10-year-old school girl who did not show “usual symptoms” was diagnosed with a coronavirus.
Doctors initially thought she had tonsillitis, but she tested positive for Covid-19.
A school in Plymouth has emailed parents and staff to let them know.
She is believed to have no underlying health problems and did not have a dry, persistent cough, although her temperature reached 41.6 ° C, causing seizures.
Plymouth Live saw the email – which was also sent to neighboring schools – but chose not to name the school in question.
The girl also had red, mottled skin, ulcers in the throat, “severe” pain in the legs, and a sore body.
The email adds: “The principal spoke to her parents this morning and she is beginning to be able to sit and move around for short periods.
“I hope this is the beginning of his recovery. Antibiotics have not helped with this virus and the parents could only give him paracetamol.
“Please watch yourself and your children carefully for symptoms, stay at home and stay safe.”
What experts know so far is that the disease has generally been milder in children, but they can still be infected and spread the virus.
It is generally thought to cause milder symptoms in children, but the age-specific impacts become clearer as the epidemic continues.
People aged 60 and over or with existing health problems remain the most vulnerable to the coronavirus.
Wednesday in the UK, 9,529 people had tested positive, 8.077 at the same point Tuesday.
A total of 97.019 people have been tested with 87 490 negative results. Increasing deaths from coronavirus in the UK 422 at 465 is a jump from 43 .