COVID-19 still exists in our community, as do other common respiratory viruses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Parents can take comfort in knowing that the number of kids with severe illness is quite low. In addition:
- Most children who are in our hospital with COVID-19 have preexisting conditions. Having a preexisting condition can put patients at higher risk of complications if they get COVID-19.
- Most kids coming into our Emergency Department who test positive for COVID-19 are released for home treatment and are not admitted to the hospital.
If your child has mild symptoms, or just needs a test, go to a community testing site. Do not come to a Children's Emergency Department or Urgent Care Center for COVID-19 testing.
As of Tuesday, September 26, 2023*:
- We have 14 patients* hospitalized in our system due to COVID-19 disease
- 2.3% of total hospitalized patients have COVID-19 disease
*Hospitalized COVID-19 patients include those who meet the CDC surveillance definition for acute/active COVID-19 or are receiving care for COVID-19 related conditions. This data will be updated every Tuesday on an ongoing basis.