NHS issues urgent alert amid spike in the number of children being admitted to intensive care with a new coronavirus-related ‘inflammatory syndrome’ [LINK]

NHS doctors have been issued an urgent alert about a sharp rise in the number of children being admitted to intensive care with a coronavirus-related condition.

In an alert sent to GPs, health chiefs at an NHS board in London said: ‘There is growing concern that a [COVID-19] related inflammatory syndrome is emerging in children in the UK.

‘Over the last three weeks there has been an apparent rise in the number of children of all ages presenting with a multi-system inflammatory state requiring intensive care across London and also in other regions of the UK.’

Children are not thought to be badly affected by COVID-19 – very few youngsters have died around the world since the pandemic began in December.

Only nine people under the age of 19 have died in England with COVID-19, out of a total of 18,420 reported by yesterday, April 26 – 0.05 per cent.