“It does appear to be spreading more than other variants in kids,” Chief Medical Officer at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Dr. Reginald Washington said.

Washington said the trend is fueled in large part by states with low vaccination rates. Colorado has not recorded a spike in kids getting hospitalized with COVID-19. Recent state data shows people ages 19 and younger made up about 2% – 3.5% of new hospital admissions in recent weeks.

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