Respiratory virus cases increase by 15% in children

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( During the last 15 days, cases of children who have a respiratory virus other than COVID-19 they grew considerably.

This was communicated by Carlos Jiménez, Deputy Director General of the National Children’s Hospital, assuring that in recent weeks there has been a progressive increase of 15% in infections of minors, mainly Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

“We noticed this worryingly in the emergency outpatient clinic of the hospital, as well as in the hospital rooms of non-COVID-19 respiratory patients,” Jiménez told

For the cut-off of yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, July 28, in these rooms it wass occupancy rates oscillated between the 50 and 60% in services for infants and reaches an alarming 82% in services for preschool and school children.

According to the Hospital, the general occupancy rate in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is 80%.

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