How common is hospitalization for pediatric coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States?

Updated: Oct 10, 2021
  • Author: Ayesha Mirza, MD; Chief Editor: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, FIDSA, AAHIVS  more...
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Data on hospitalizations from 25 states and New York City showed that children were 0.7-3.6% of total reported hospitalizations, and between 0.2-7.9% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization. [47]  Overall, current data continue to support the fact that while children are infected with SAR CoV-2 similar to adults, they are more likely to be asymptomatic or have less severe disease. [45]


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