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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 11:56 GMT

Panama - COVID-19: Children's Hospital could be out of beds by month-end


(MENAFN- Newsroom Panama)

Between 2020 and 2021, the Children's Hospital treated 438 children infected with covid-19, of this group 15% required pediatric intensive care, while unfortunately, 12 died from the disease.

So far in 2022, 101 children have been treated, 10% have been diagnosed and hospitalized says the director of the Children's Hospital, Paul Gallardo, highlighting that if these numbers are maintained and at the end of the month there are 200 diagnosed and 12% are hospitalized, this would exceed the number of beds assigned to treat the disease.

He highlighted the importance of vaccinating children, not only to protect them but because they are vehicles of the virus and to create a safety margin when returning to school in person.

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