Ministry of Health’s Virtual Media Conference – Monday 10th January 2022

Key Points From the Ministry of Health’s Virtual Media Conference :

  • Senior Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist, Dr. Joanne Paul stated that based on trends in other countries the Omicron variant will lead to more children being hospitalized with the virus.
  • Dr. Paul also shared that major risk factors that lead to severe disease in children are Obesity and Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Dr. Paul indicated that at the moment there are 5 children hospitalized with COVID-19, 3 of whom are critically ill.
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