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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 05:33 AM

COVID hospitalizations rise at Yale; Younger people account for more cases

Yale New Haven Hospital has seen a 25% increase in COVID cases in the past two weeks, and its patients are skewing younger — including a 21-year-old who was admitted last week and had to be placed on a ventilator.

“There are now two pediatric patients in our ICU with COVID. I don’t think we have seen that since early April,” said Dr. Thomas Balcezak, the chief clinical officer for Yale New Haven Health. Overall, there are six pediatric COVID patients, he said.

“It’s really hitting a much younger population, much harder than it has in either the first wave or through the wave ending in late December,” Balcezak said Tuesday during a bi-weekly press conference. “I agree with Marna [Borgstrom, CEO of Yale New Haven Health], which is, I think it has to do with the increased transmissibility of this U.K. variant.”

Borgstrom said as of Tuesday morning Yale had 208 COVID-19 patients across its hospital system, an increase of 43 from just two weeks ago. She said that 44 of those patients are under the age of 45.

Read more: https://ctmirror.org/2021/03/30/covid-hospitalizations-rise-at-yale-younger-people-account-for-more-cases/

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Thu Apr 1, 2021, 06:54 AM

1. I wonder if it is due to mutations?

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