B.C. stats show 36-percent jump in child hospitalizations from COVID-19 in first three weeks of January

One more 25 children less than the age of 10 had been hospitalized in B.C. owing to COVID-19 in the 7 days ending on January 22.

The numbers were exposed in the latest B.C. COVID-19 Scenario Report revealed by the B.C. Centre for Illness Management.

It confirmed that considering the fact that the start out of the pandemic, 245 kids below 10 have been hospitalized with COVID-19. That was up from 220 in the past week’s report.

Above the previous three weeks, 65 little ones beneath 10 have been hospitalized in B.C. with the ailment.

That marks a 36-percent raise in overall hospitalizations of youngsters underneath 10 from the get started of the pandemic in March 2020 to January 1, 2022.

20 of the 245 little ones hospitalized ended up in the intensive-care device, with four of individuals happening this thirty day period, in accordance to the BCCDC stories.

There have been two deaths from COVID-19 amongst B.C. young children underneath 10 12 months of age.

In the week ending on January 22, 9 youths and younger grownups from 10 to 19 were hospitalized with COVID-19 and just one finished up in the intensive-care unit. Nobody concerning 10 and 19 many years of age has died of COVID-19 in B.C.

The amount of boy or girl and youth hospitalizations in B.C. has so much fallen shorter of a extremely tough estimate made available by University of Toronto health researcher Colin Furness in a dialogue with a group identified as Shield Our Province B.C. on January 6.

He suggested that dependent on U.S. kid and youth hospitalizations, as lots of as 800 B.C. small children and youths could be hospitalized around a a person-thirty day period period of time from January 6. 

There are still two months to go in the reporting periods to decide if Furness’s admittedly “back-of-the-envelope” calculation will establish to be accurate.

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