A study from the University of Hong Kong has found that Omicron BA.2 can be more dangerous for children than other coronavirus variants or influenza viruses. Photo: Jelly Tse
A study from the University of Hong Kong has found that Omicron BA.2 can be more dangerous for children than other coronavirus variants or influenza viruses. Photo: Jelly Tse

Coronavirus Hong Kong: ‘Omicron strain causes 7 times more deaths among hospitalised children than influenza’

  • Study from University of Hong Kong also found 15 per cent of children hospitalised with Omicron BA.2 had developed neurological complications
  • But research team says recorded 0.35 per cent fatality rate likely an ‘overestimate’, as many children with mild symptoms stay at home instead of going to hospital

A study from the University of Hong Kong has found that Omicron BA.2 can be more dangerous for children than other coronavirus variants or influenza viruses. Photo: Jelly Tse
A study from the University of Hong Kong has found that Omicron BA.2 can be more dangerous for children than other coronavirus variants or influenza viruses. Photo: Jelly Tse
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