The command center announced the analysis of new deaths from the epidemic.

(Provided by Command Center)

[Reporter Lin Huiqin/Report from Taipei] 181 new cases of severe pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) in Wuhan, including 152 moderate cases and 29 severe cases, announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center, 26 new cases Among the fatal cases, another death from encephalitis occurred in a child, a 4-year-old boy who died 5 days after the onset of the disease.

The 4-year-old boy has a history of chronic kidney disease and has not been vaccinated against COVID-19. He began to have symptoms such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and general weakness on January 9. He was sent to the emergency room on January 10 due to a change in consciousness. COVID-19 rapid screening and PCR They were all positively diagnosed and had upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The computer tomography of the head showed severe cerebral edema. The diagnosis of encephalitis was admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment. Unfortunately, he passed away on the 13th due to the deterioration of the brain inflammation and edema. inflammation.

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The command center also reminded again that young children still have the risk of complications such as encephalitis, and urged parents to help their children make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine and complete the vaccination as soon as possible.

According to the statistics of the command center, there have been 303 severe cases of children under the age of 12, including 200 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), 37 cases of encephalitis, 33 cases of pneumonia (including bronchiolitis), 11 cases of croup, There were 10 cases of death at home (including death before hospital), 5 cases of sepsis, 2 cases of myocarditis, and 5 cases of others (caused by comorbidities, neonatal infection, etc.).

A total of 42 children have died so far, including 15 cases of encephalitis, 10 cases of death at home, 9 cases of pneumonia, 4 cases of sepsis, 1 case of croup, 1 case of myocarditis, and 2 other cases.

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