12% of Children with COVID Are Hospitalized, Study Says

April 14, 2021

(Medscape) – About 12% of U.S. children with COVID-19 were hospitalized in 2020, and nearly a third of those had severe disease that required mechanical ventilation or admission to an intensive care unit, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open on Friday. That means about 1 in 9 kids with COVID-19 needed hospitalization, and about 1 in 28 had severe COVID-19.