Omicron and children: Pediatric hospitals in parts of U.S. filling fast

Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania and New York have been particularly hard hit. On Thursday, there were 1,987 confirmed or suspected pediatric Covid-19 patients hospitalized nationally, a 31 percent jump in 10 days, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. Nearly 7.4 million children and adolescents have been infected since the start of the pandemic, with 170,000 more to that total in the past week alone, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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