Over the past couple of weeks, Children’s Wisconsin has received multiple inquiries from the media and community about how the current increase of COVID-19 cases is impacting kids. With the return of kids to school and trends in some of our southern states, this interest is warranted.
Beginning September 15th, Children’s Wisconsin will provide a weekly snapshot of what we are seeing at our hospitals and put that into context with national and state trends. With roughly two-thirds of the pediatric ICU beds in the state, we believe our census information can be help in understanding how COVID-19 is impacting kids in Wisconsin.
That report is now available on Children’s Wisconsin NewsHub. A few things to note:
- Today’s report includes a video interview with Dr. Michael Gutzeit, chief medical officer. He answers some common questions we have heard from the community and media.
- That video is available to download here.
- The charts and tables shared in the video are also available for download at that link.
- The report provides the occupancy rate at Children’s, average number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses and highlights pediatric trends in the state and country.