Kovid-19: Intensive care pediatrician says Omicron Wave has killed the most children in our ICU

  • Nathalia Pasarinho
  • From BBC News Brazil in London

Credit, Albert Sabine Hospital

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Child ICU mortality rate rises compared to other peaks of Omicron wave epidemic, doctors say

In January, at the height of the Omicron wave in Brazil, two children, aged 1 year and 10 months, a boy and a girl, from different families, arrived at the ICU on the same day where pediatric intensive care physician Manuela Monte works in Fortaleza, Seyre.

Both tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to Albert Sabin Children’s Hospital with severe pneumonia and kidney failure. They did not have any health problems or conditions before becoming infected.

“They were admitted the same day, had already arrived at the hospital in critical condition. We did everything, but one of them died in less than 24 hours. The other died the next day,” said Monte, who is working. The first line in the pediatric ICU since the beginning of the epidemic.

“We lost two babies in less than two days. The babies were healthy before they were coved. It was one of the hardest moments. It moved the team a lot.”

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