Alarming Number Of Kids Under 5 Hospitalized Due To COVID-19

With Omicron continuing to rear it’s ugly head, toddlers are being admitted into the hospital at alarming rates, making it more complicated since they aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet.

Records show that covid positive results in kids’ hospitalization rate has skyrocketed since mid December to more than 4 in 100,000.


As of January 26, over 15.3 million children are reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic according to available state reports. About 127,000 of these cases have been added in the past 4 weeks. This week almost 37,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported. Over the past 4 months, weekly reported child cases have plateaued at an average of about 32,000 cases according to a state level data report.


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