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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to released troubling data on teens and COVID-19 – WCVB Boston

LIVE IN BOSTON WITH THE NEW REPORT DUE OUT TODAY. JOSH: THIS MORNING THE CDC IS EXPECTED TO RELEASE NEW DATAN TEENAGS,ER ADOLESCENTS, AND COVID-19. DATA THE HEAD OF THE HLTEAH AGENCY CALLS TROUBLING. HERE’S WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW, OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, THERE HAS BEEN AN UPTICK IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AMONG THOSE UNDER AG18E IT’S SMALL, ABOUT A 3% JUMP. BUT, IT’S ENOUGH TO WORRTHY HEAD OF THE CDC, WHO ISSUED THIS WARNING. >> PROTECT THEMSELVES, FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND THE COMMUNY.IT JO:SH DR. ROCHELLE WALENSKY ALSO POINTS OUT THAT, IN TERMS OF TOTAL AMERICANS HOSPITALIZED FOR COVID,HE T PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN BEING TREATED IS AT THE HIGHEST PROPORTION SINCE THE STAROFT THE PANDEMIC. THAT NEW DATA IS DUE OUT AROUND 11 THIS MORN

Teen COVID-19 hospitalization rate highlights importance of vaccine, CDC says

COVID-19 continues to be a risk for some children, particularly those with underlying conditions, according to new data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the past two weeks, there has been an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations among those under age 18. Of the 204 adolescents hospitalized for COVID-19 during January to March, nearly one-third were admitted to an ICU, according to the new report. Experts say the report shows the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents and mask use for those not yet vaccinated. “Until teens are fully vaccinated, they should take precautions when around others who are not fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their friends and community,” said Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky.Among children who were sick enough to be hospitalized, 5% needed mechanical ventilation, the data shows. More than 70% of children hospitalized for COVID-19 had one or more underlying medical conditions. Walensky points out that in terms of total Americans hospitalized with COVID-19, the percentage of children being treated is at the highest proportion since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 continues to be a risk for some children, particularly those with underlying conditions, according to new data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the past two weeks, there has been an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations among those under age 18.

Of the 204 adolescents hospitalized for COVID-19 during January to March, nearly one-third were admitted to an ICU, according to the new report. Experts say the report shows the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents and mask use for those not yet vaccinated.

“Until teens are fully vaccinated, they should take precautions when around others who are not fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their friends and community,” said Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

Among children who were sick enough to be hospitalized, 5% needed mechanical ventilation, the data shows. More than 70% of children hospitalized for COVID-19 had one or more underlying medical conditions.

Walensky points out that in terms of total Americans hospitalized with COVID-19, the percentage of children being treated is at the highest proportion since the start of the pandemic.

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