KIDS testing positive for the coronavirus don't log the majority of "classic adult" symptoms, according to data from the Covid Symptom Tracker app.
Data from the King's College app revealed the five most common symptoms in kids.
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It comes as kids across the country settle into school for a second week this week, after spending over three months away from the classroom.
The app revealed that 52 per cent of school aged kids who tested positive for virus did not log classic adult symptoms.
The NHS states that the three main symptoms of the coronavirus in adults are a new persistent cough, a high temperature and a loss of taste and smell.
A third of children who tested positive never logged any of the 20 symptoms listed in the app, which include muscle aches and confusion, and experts suggest that this could mean that many kids are asymptomatic.
This means that they do not display symptoms.
Just last week Professor Tim Spector, who has led the symptom tracker team, warned that parents needed to be vigilant when sending their kids back to school as many displayed different symptoms to adults.
Data from the app has now revealed that the top symptom in children is fatigue.
TOP FIVE SYMTPOMS IN KIDS
Experts say parents should look out for the following symptoms in their kids.
- Sore throat
- loss of appetite
The data is based on analysis from 198 children who tested positive and around 15,800 negative tests.
Of the 198 children who tested positive 55 per cent suffered from fatigue.
The second top symptom was a headache with 53 per cent suffering, fever is next with 49 per cent suffering with this, 38 per cent suffered with a sore throat and 35 per cent suffered with a loss of appetite.
It also found that 15 per cent of kids who test positive also present with an unusual skin rash.
The app allows parents to log symptoms on behalf of their children and the app currently has data from around 250,000 kids.
Last month Prof Spector urged parents to download the app and log on behalf of their children.
He added: "That way we can start to take control of this ourselves and not rely on waiting for other people to find out what’s going on.
"I think it’s empowering that everyone learns what these symptoms are and starts to act on it and together we can make a big difference."
He also said that there are currently no clear differences between children in primary school and high school.
Education secretary Gavin Williamson previously said that "we can't afford to fail children" as schools reopen.
He said kids needed to be back at school and urged parents to send kids back this month.
The move has been backed by the chief medical officers from the four home nations, who have detailed the small risk Covid-19 poses to children.
Commenting on the results from the app, Prof Spector added that keeping kids in school is a priority.
"So it is essential that we understand how Covid-19 affects children and highlight the potential differences.
"Knowing that children present less often with respiratory symptoms and are more likely to be suffering from headaches, fatigue and skin rashes, will help parents make the right decisions to keep them at home until they feel better.
This is a stressful time for all and if we can get as many parents to log for their children as possible we will have a much clearer picture of Covid within local schools across the UK allowing us to keep schools open and children learning!”
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