State: “Pediatric hospitalizations have increased 7-fold statewide”

State: “Pediatric hospitalizations have increased 7-fold statewide”

East Farmingdale, NY- Pediatric hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are up “seven-fold statewide” according to information released over the weekend by the New York State Department of Health. The highest rate of hospitalization was found in children under the age of five. View the full report, here.

Photo: FILE – Jill Holm-Denoma, left, holds her nearly 6-year-old son, Tyler, after he received a COVID-19 vaccination from Emily Cole, a registered nurse at National Jewish Health, during the pediatric vaccine rollout Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in east Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)