Omicron triggers rise in UK infants hospitalised with Covid, figures suggest

Posted by on January 14, 2022 8:30 am
Categories: Global Stories

Proportion of children under one rises from 30 to 42%, though medics say most cases are very mild

The proportion of infants in hospital with Covid-19 in the UK has risen with the spread of Omicron, figures suggest, although researchers have urged calm, noting most cases are very mild.

The number of Covid-positive admissions, whatever the cause, is expected to rise when there is more infection around, but the latest figures suggest there has been a shift in the proportion of children in hospital with coronavirus who are infants.

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