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Driscoll Children's Hospital: 68 infants under a year old have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since March

Driscoll says 68 COVID children diagnosed since March
Posted at 5:19 PM, Jul 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-19 20:46:36-04

Driscoll Children’s Hospital released a statement Sunday about the number of infants it has tested for COVID-19.

The hospital said 68 infants younger than a year old have tested positive for the virus at its facility from the time frame beginning March 4 and ending July 17.

Only nine of those 68 children were admitted to the facility, and all have since been released.

Driscoll officials also said they have not seen a recent increase in children to the hospital.

The hospital’s announcement comes on the heels of a statement released Saturday afternoon by Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales, who said that 85 infants testing positive for COVID-19 has been calculated since March.