November 29, 2021

Texas Children’s Hospital: 300+ kids have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours – KHOU.com

HOUSTON — COVID-19 numbers are plateauing but remain high across Texas. Children are no exception.

Texas Children’s Hospital has been administering more than 2,000 COVID-19 tests per day across the system. More than 300 kids tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.

“It’s still a very high number. It’s above the prior peak we saw in January,” said Versalovic. “Greater than 98% of our pediatric infections are due to Delta.”

He says the ages most at risk of getting very sick are young children under 5 years old and unvaccinated teenagers. However, he says no age group has been spared.

“We are in the thick of it. It is early September. It is a surge that can last for days or weeks, so it’s important we remain vigilant,” said Versalovic.