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msn.com 14 Jan, 2022 19:00 am

Babies account for bigger share of Covid hospitalisations

Infants are forming a larger share of child Covid hospital admissions than previous waves official SAGE figures show, but experts say babies are still at low risk from virus and are recovering quicker.

Experts say the recent rise is likely to be a reflection of general admissions, with a number of Covid cases in infants only being discovered when a child was admitted to hospital for another reason, also known as 'incidental' cases.The most recent SAGE report noted there has been an increase of the proportion of children under the age of one being admitted to hospital with Covid in recent weeks but experts have noted they are staying for less time than at previous points in the pandemic p A SAGE report found a total of 94 children were admitted to hospital with Covid between December 14 and January 6 but most stayed in care for just under two days p Millions of Covid vaccines 'may need to be BINNED' if young people don't come forward for their booster jabs   Millions of Covid vaccines could be binned unless booster uptake picks up in young people, the Government fears.' Meanwhile, UK Health Security Agency chief medical advisor Susan Hopkins said it will investigate the 'small rise' in children admitted to hospital.But there are concerns that the collapsing Omicron wave and ebbing sense of crisis will lead to fewer people coming forward.

Infected children spent two days on NHS wards during the Omicron wave, compared to three days in previous surges.© Provided by Daily Mail England 'WILL scrap Covid passes and WFH at the end of the month’  Controversial Covid passes will be scrapped in England this month as the country's Omicron wave continues to collapse, it was claimed today.

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