Hospitalisations among kids reach disturbing numbers in US!

Sat Jan 08 2022 16:51:43 GMT+0530 (IST)

Various countries across the globe have been logging fresh infections in record numbers. The new Coronavirus variant Omicron is being the driving force of the virus spread in the countries that are severely hit by the pandemic outbreak. The virus is not leaving even children in many nations.



The United States has been seeing a flood of hospitalizations among children who are below the age of five. The same trend is continuing across the nation over the past few days. The age group of children under the age group of five, the age group which is vulnerable to the virus.

The age group under five is not included in the list of beneficiary groups that are eligible for the vaccine doses. This makes them vulnerable and easy targets for the virus.

The rate of hospitalizations among the group is so high that it went up even past the hospitalisation rate recorded in both waves. The official data says more than four children among 100,000 are seeking admissions in the hospitals to seek treatment for Covid.

Highlighting the current situation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had urged the people in the nation to not neglect the vaccinations for children and adults.

On the other hand, the global count of the Coronavirus cases went past the 300 million mark on Friday. The infections saw a big jump in a few nations in the past few weeks resulting in the Covid global infections setting new heights.