COVID: More Babies Going to Hospital With Omicron Than Previous Waves – But Disease Is Milder, New Data Reveals | UK news

COVID: More Babies Going to Hospital With Omicron Than Previous Waves – But Disease Is Milder, New Data Reveals |  UK news

Babies in hospital with COVID 0:45 Despite the increase in cases, however, fewer babies are being admitted to intensive care units (ICU) than in previous waves and fewer are needing oxygen.

Live COVID updates as more Downing Street party claims emerge So far in the Omicron wave it’s 42%.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player In the Alpha and Delta waves, 30% of paediatric hospital admissions were babies under one year of age.

“What’s really reassuring here, is these babies are having a very short hospital stay – typically less than two days – and they don’t appear to need intensive care,” he said. “They’re requiring relatively little oxygen, so in fact these babies have the mildest of illness that brings them in to hospital.” What sort of symptoms are babies experiencing? Professor Calum Semple of the University of Liverpool, whose team carried out the analysis, said the data was “reassuring”.

There have been no deaths recorded among babies under-one infected with Omicron since the variant began circulating in the UK. In the Delta wave, around 20% of under-ones admitted to hospital required supplementary oxygen, compared to 12% for Omicron.

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