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Omicron variant causing a record number of child hospitalizations in the USA

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According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 hospitalization rates among children are on the rise. On average, 4.3 children under the age of 5 per 100,000 are hospitalized with an infection as of the week ending January 1. In the previous week this average was reported to be 2.6 only. This is a 48 percent increase from the week ending December 4, and the most significant increase in hospitalization rates for this age group during the pandemic.

CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Friday that it’s vital that we surround our smallest children, those who are not yet eligible for immunization, with individuals who are vaccinated to provide them protection.

The CDC and the US Department of Health and Human Services collectively generated data which reports that new hospital admissions for children under the age of 18 with confirmed COVID-19 are already at an all-time high, with an average of 797 every day.

The greatest approach to keep those youngsters protected, according to Walensky, is to vaccinate them as soon as they’re fit for it and surround them with siblings and parents who are already vaccinated.

According to the most recent data from the CDC, about 82,000 children had been admitted in hospitals with COVID-19 during the outbreak.

For more update at CNN.COM, visit the link below; https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/07/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html

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