Big rise in pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations during Omicron wave

There have been 784 COVID-19-related hospitalizations of children under 10 since the start of the pandemic — two per cent of the total number of COVID-19 patients Quebec. Photo: Pexels

(Jacob Serebrin/ Global News) –– About two-thirds of all COVID-19 hospitalizations involving children under 10 in Quebec have taken place since Dec. 5, new data shows, yet the overall number of kids in hospital with respiratory infections is lower than normal.

There have been 784 COVID-19-related hospitalizations of children under 10 since the start of the pandemic — two per cent of the total number of COVID-19 patients in the province, the government-run research centre Institut national de santé publique du Quebec indicated. Since early December, 518 hospitalizations have involved kids under 10, representing about 4.3 per cent of the total. (…)

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