The number of hospitalizations for children under the age of five is growing especially sharply. So over the last week of 2021, the number of children admitted to the hospital increased by 48 percent compared to the week ended December 4. By January 1, 2021, 4.3 thousand young children were admitted to American clinics.
Every day in the United States, 797 minors under the age of 18 are taken to hospitals, up 80 percent from the previous week’s average and the highest rate in an entire pandemic.
The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, urged Americans to get vaccinated. “For our youngest children who cannot get vaccinated yet [от COVID-19]it is extremely important – to ensure their protection – to be surrounded by vaccinated people, ”she said.
Earlier in the USA per day identified a record number of coronavirus cases – over a million. It is noted that on January 3, 2022, 1,082,549 cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in the country. During the same day, 1688 patients died.