Covid-19: Are baby hospitalizations in Nice worrying?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – In recent days, the city’s pediatric hospital has taken in ten infants. An increase deemed “worrying”, even if no very serious cases have been reported.

THE QUESTION. The alert was launched by the Lenval hospital, which hosts all of the public pediatric services in the city of Nice. Since last week, the establishment has hospitalized ten infants under three months infected with Covid-19.

An increase considered worrying by Dr Philippe Babe, deputy head of pediatric emergencies at Lenval. “If it continues to rise in this way, we will be forced to start again on care pathway plans with dedicated areas. Redo what we did in the first wave: waiting rooms and areas dedicated to Covid patients», Says the doctor on a daily basis nice morning , by emphasizing the need for young parents to be vaccinated and to avoid places at risk for newborns.

Is the increase observed at the pediatric hospital in Nice the sign of a change in behavior of the Delta variant – now largely dominant – compared to its predecessors? Or is it a predictable consequence of the evolution of the current epidemic dynamics?

CHECKS. It is clear that the number of hospitalizations

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