UK Study Finds More Omicron Hospitalisations In Infants

(Last Updated On: 2022-01-14)


British researchers have said that infants under one are proportionally more likely to be hospitalised with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus than older children but they did not become particularly sick.

Of children hospitalised with COVID-19 in the last four weeks, 42 percent were under one, compared with around 30 percent in previous waves, the early data showed.

Presenting the data, Russell Viner, professor of child and adolescent health at University College London, told reporters the trend was likely in part because Omicron symptoms might resemble the sort of respiratory conditions that would encourage parents to take babies to hospital as a precaution.

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