The Hospital da Criança e Maternidade (HCM) confirmed that on Wednesday night, 31, an 8-day-old child died in the institution, victim of Covid-19. It is the youngest victim of the disease in HCM. The parents did not give permission for HCM to disclose more details about the case; it was also not informed in which city the baby’s parents lived – HCM serves all 102 municipalities of the Regional Health Department (DRS).
According to the Funfarme bulletin, which also covers the Base Hospital, since the beginning of the pandemic another four children or adolescents have died, one in the age group of 1 to 4 years, one in the age group of 10 to 14 years and two in the 15 to 19 age group.
The fact that younger people are more rarely affected by the severe form of Covid-19 does not mean that they too cannot become severely ill.
At the moment, the Base Hospital has 161 patients admitted to the ICU and 93 to the ward. At HCM, there are three children hospitalized in the ward and three others in the ICU.
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