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COVID-19: One in 10 people hospitalised with Covid over the past two weeks was under 18

Children under the age of 18 accounted for one in 10 Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital over the past two weeks.

A total of 329 people who tested positive for Covid-19 were hospitalised over the past two weeks.

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Of these 329, 33 of these were under the age of 18, including 11 younger than four-years-old.

Less than five of these under-18s patients were admitted to intensive care units.

The HSE further confirmed that there have been further positive tests in schools since they reopened, leading to over 14,000 pupils now having to stay at home and self isolate.

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The HSE further confirmed that there has been positive cases in 810 primary schools and 520 secondary schools since they reopened.

IMAGE – “Two nurses transporting a bed down a hospital corridor” is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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