US sees highest rate of children Covid hospitalisations

US pediatric hospitalisations related to Covid-19 are at the highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The country is averaging 893 new hospital admissions each day for children 17 years and under, a record high since the CDC started to track the number from August 2020, Xinhua news agency reported. 

Most of these hospitalizations are because of Covid-19, although some are children who were admitted for other causes but tested positive for Covid-19 when they were admitted or during their hospital stay, according to the CDC. The country saw over 90,000 total hospital admissions for children 17 years old and under from August 1, 2020 to January 13, 2022, CDC data showed.