Coronavirus and children
RCPCH published some initial data a few weeks ago (read it here) about how COVID-19 has affected children brought to hospital in England.
They have recently shared more information including the latest figures, which show:
the number of children being admitted to hospital who have COVID-19 has been constantly rising since mid-March
most children only stay 2 days in hospital
just over half of children admitted with COVID-19 don't have any other medical conditions
the majority of children with COVID-19 had a fever
most children with COVID-19 don't need any support with breathing or intensive care
Read their full report here.
RCPCH. COVID-19 - service evaluation and audit on the care needs of children admitted to hospital (England). [Online] Available from: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-service-evaluation-audit-care-needs-children-admitted-hospital-england [Accessed 7.5.20]