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Coronavirus Hong Kong: ‘Omicron strain causes 7 times more deaths among hospitalised children than influenza’

An Omicron sub-variant has led to a sevenfold higher death rate among hospitalised children than influenza, while 15 per cent of young patients had developed neurological complications, according to a study by the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Based on the observation of 1,147 children aged 11 or below admitted to hospital between February 5 and 28, the study concluded that Omicron BA.2 resulted in seven times more child fatalities than influenza, while no youngsters had reportedly died from…

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