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Lin EE, Blumberg TJ, Adler AC, et al. Incidence of COVID-19 in Pediatric Surgical Patients Among 3 US Children’s Hospitals. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(8):775–777. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2588
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread, with more than 4.6 million confirmed cases worldwide as of May 19, 2020. Children appear less susceptible, with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that children constitute only 2.16% of confirmed cases.1 This may underestimate the true incidence of COVID-19 in children. Children are more likely to be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and thus less likely to be tested. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of COVID-19 in pediatric patients presenting for surgery at 3 tertiary care children’s hospitals across the United States.
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