Health Department Punjab on Wednesday said that at least 4,830 children contracted the novel coronavirus in March.
According to an official data, during the last three months, the under-18 children have contracted the UK variant of coronavirus in considerable numbers which is an alarming situation for the authorities.
Overall 19,367 under-18 children have tested positive for the virus since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Punjab so far, whereas around 44% of such cases emerged in the past three months.
The provincial capital Lahore has reported 8,390 cases so far with 49.2% of the cases being reported in the last three months.
In February, 1,669 children tested positive for the virus, while in January 2,021 tested positive in Punjab, the health department revealed.