5% of All Children with COVID-19 in Russia are in Intensive Care

5% of All Children with COVID-19 in Russia are in Intensive Care

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In Russia, about 5% of all children infected with COVID-19 are in intensive care units, said Alexander Gorelov, deputy head of research at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor).

About 5% of all children infected with the novel coronavirus end up in intensive care units in Russia.

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In Russia, about 5% of all children infected with COVID-19 are in intensive care units, said Alexander Gorelov, deputy head of research at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor).

Rospotrebnadzor disclosed the number of children admitted to the intensive care unit with complications caused by COVID-19. Medical oxygen is used to treat severe cases, TASS reported.

Children and adolescents accounted for a total of 10.7% of COVID-19 cases in 2021, and 10.5% COVID-19 cases in 2020, said Gorelov.

The new Omicron strain is dangerous as it causes bronchitis in children. Due to their age peculiarities, bronchitis can lead to severe complications.

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