According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US pediatric hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are at the highest level since the start of the pandemic.
There are an average of 893 new hospitalizations for children aged 17 and under in the country every day, reports Xinhua news agency, with the CDC beginning to track this number in August 2020.
According to the CDC, most of these hospitalizations are due to COVID-19, although there are some children who were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19 when they were admitted or during their hospital stay. it was done.
CDC data shows that there were a total of more than 90,000 hospitalizations for children 17 years and younger in the country from August 1, 2020, to January 13, 2022.
The highest hospitalization rate among all children is newborn to 4 years of age who are not yet eligible for vaccination.
According to the CDC, the Omicron variant does not cause more severe illness in children than other types of the virus, and the overall rate of pediatric hospitalization is still lower than for any adult age group.
The CDC expected the number of hospitalizations of Covid-19 children to continue to rise in the coming weeks.
CDC urges everyone age 5 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against Covid-19.
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