Driscoll update on infants testing positive for COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Driscoll Children’s Hospital (DCH) has tested 68 children under the age of one that were positive for the new Coronavirus.  From March 4 through July 17, 2020, Driscoll has admitted nine (9) of the 68 children.  All nine (9) of the under one year of age children have been discharged.  Driscoll has not seen a recent increase in COVID-19 positive patients needing care under one year of age.  While there may be an increase in positive COVID-19 tests in last 30 days, Driscoll has not seen an increase in children under one in our hospital, emergency department, or pediatric specialist visits.