A Drop in Number of Hospitalizations Among Children with Bacterial Infections During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rachel Gavish, Irit Krause, Lotem Goldberg, Efraim Bilavsky, Gili Kadmon, Gilat Livni, Oded Scheuerman, Yoel Levinsky*

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Abstract

A significant drop was found in the number of hospitalizations due to bacterial infections among children during the first peak period of COVID-19 in Israel. There was a 77% decrease in serious bacterial infections, and ≥50% decrease in most types of bacterial infections, especially osteoarticular and skin infections, followed by pneumonia and ENT infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E39-E41
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • bacterial infections
  • pediatrics

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