A baby was among those being treated for the coronavirus at NCH Health System on Thursday.
According to NCH, its hospitals are treating 150 patients for COVID-19 with an age range of less than a year old to 100 years old. Four children in total are being treated at NCH locations for COVID-19.
A pediatrician said there are probably more children who have COVID-19 but don’t know it because symptoms in young children can mimic other viruses.
“We see a lot of cough, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, all of those things,” said Dr. Dawn Bertram-Stewart. “Some of those kids may not be diagnosed because, quite honestly, we’re thinking they have a typical viral infection.”
The median age range of COVID-19 patients is dropping. It’s 57 years old, currently.
Twenty-six of them are in the ICU, and 13 of them are on ventilators.
Eighty-three percent of NCH’s COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.