Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
2 minute read
1 Dec 2021
5:00 am

Concerns as children below age of 2 make up 10% of Covid admissions

Reitumetse Makwea

Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Prof Glenda Davison said although it was unusual and worrying to see more very young children being admitted to hospital.

Two people died and 29 more were hospitalised after a suspected food poisoning incident at a funeral. Picture: iStock

With a sustained increase in Covid cases in Gauteng, which appear to be concentrated in Tshwane, health experts have raised concerns about the higher numbers of hospital admissions among the young people and children under the age of two. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases’ Dr Waasila Jassat said children below the age of two accounted for 10% of 862 total hospital admissions in Gauteng and due to their “immature immune system” and not being vaccinated, they were more at risk. Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Prof Glenda Davison said although it was not surprising to see most of the...