First Coronavirus Patients Admitted to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
If there's been any good news during this pandemic, it's been comforting to know the virus hasn't been spreading to our kids. That could be changing.
The the story says the hospital isn’t releasing details about those patients, like their age, gender, or whether they had preexisting conditions or immune systems that were compromised.
The two young COVID-19 patients, admitted Wednesday, are isolated at the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, away from the adult patients, according to UIHC Chief Medical Office
Nationally and internationally, adults are contracting the disease at a much higher rate than children, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Local, state and national leaders have urged parents to avoid playdates for kids and asked they be kept away from high-risk family members, in that even asymptomatic children can pass along the virus.