NBC News
The number of children hospitalized with Covid-19 is soaring nationwide, especially as the highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads across the country. According to an NBC News analysis, at least nine states have reported record numbers of Covid-related pediatric hospitalizations: CT, GA, IL, KY, MA, MN, MO, OH and PA, as well as DC. Some of those children were found to be Covid-positive through routine testing if they had to be hospitalized for other, unrelated issues.