State health officials concerned about rate of NM children with COVID-19 | KOB 4

State health officials concerned about rate of NM children with COVID-19

Joshua Panas
Updated: May 13, 2020 06:35 PM
Created: May 13, 2020 06:18 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, expressed concern for children with COVID-19 in New Mexico.

During a press briefing, Dr. Scrase said, in the last two weeks, cases of COVID-19 in people aged 0-19, rose from 7% to 13%.

New Mexico has the second highest percentage of children with COVID-19 in the country, according to Dr. Scrase. He added that the national average for children who tested positive for COVID-19 is 3%.

Dr. Scrase said parents should watch out for abdominal issues in children including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. He said if they experience those symptoms and have a fever, the child should be tested for COVID-19.


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