Child less than a year old among COVID-19 patients being treated at NCH

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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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.

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