The number of boys and children in intensive care is growing. As of January 5, according to the data published in the bulletin of the Higher Institute of Health on the 7th of the month, a total of 268 under-19s were hospitalized in intensive care for Covid since the beginning of the pandemic, five more than the previous week . In general, 1,182,094 cases were confirmed, of which 36 died. Sip pediatricians continue to invite vaccination in the age groups in which the vaccine is already available, recalling that “children are not immune from the risks of the coronavirus or from the problems related to long Covid”, explains Rocco Russo to Adnkronos Salute , head of the vaccination table of the Italian Society of Pediatrics (Sip). As regards hospitalizations, the greatest number was in the 16-19 age group (76 intensive hospitalizations and 2,338 ordinary hospitalizations) and in those under 3 years (68 in intensive care and 3,700 hospitalizations), which represent a quarter of the total in resuscitations as of December 5. Twenty-four hospitalized in intensive care were between 3 and 5 years old. Thirty-nine between 6 and 11 years old. In the 12-15 age group there were 61 and between 16 and 19 76.
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