Hospitalisation of symptomatic children

COVID-19 in children and adolescents in Europe: a multinational, multicentre cohort study

Study – The Lancet, 25th June 2020

582 children with PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were included and 145 (25%) had pre-existing medical conditions: 363 (62%) individuals were admitted to hospital, 48 (8%) individuals required ICU admission, 25 (4%) mechanical ventilation. Four children died at study end, the remaining 578 were alive and only 25 (4%) were still symptomatic or requiring respiratory support.

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