Two-year-old Boy Passed from COVID-19 新北確診2歲童去世 新冠兒童死亡首例

A two-year-old who was recently diagnosed with COVID  died on Monday. He was the first child in Taiwan to suffer severe symptoms and rapid progression of COVID since the start of the pandemic. 


Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor: “The saddest news arrived during my meeting. Our 2-year-old boy passed in the middle of the night. It really breaks my heart.”

New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih seemed to have tears in his eyes and was choking on words. A 2-year-old boy from New Taipei City got tested positive for COVID-19 on the 14th and was sent to the hospital immediately. He soon developed into a severe case. Shuang Ho Hospital pronounced the boy dead early morning on the 19th from having developed brainstem encephalitis as a complication of COVID-19 infection. The boy's parents were beside him when he passed after six days of emergency treatment.

Hou Yu-ih, New Taipei City Mayor: “All the doctors of pediatric critical care from Shuang Ho Hospital and National Taiwan University Hospital have gathered together as soon as possible to treat the little boy. New Taipei City government and the health department have also been doing everything possible to assist. However, we were still unable to save the boy and we feel deeply sorry.”

Hou felt sad and questioned himself about the tragedy. He said he would make sure that both the little boy's parents are well-taken care of since they are still under hospitalization. 

Hou is also calling on the central government to quickly come up with adjustments to the current disease control regulations to better suit the current situation of COVID-19 infections in Taiwan. The central government will be holding a conference with pediatric specialists on the 20th to discuss special considerations for better treatment of children with COVID-19. 

 

 

新北市長侯友宜說:「我在開會的時候聽到最難過的消息,就是我們小弟弟,離開了人世,在我們半夜的時候走的,我非常的難過、不捨。」

新北市長侯友宜,眼眶泛紅,哽咽表示相當難過,新北市兩歲男童確診14日緊急送醫,後續病情急速惡化重症,雙和醫院也發聲明證實,男童19日凌晨因為新冠病毒引發敗血症,導致腦幹腦炎,搶救6天後在父母陪伴下辭世。

侯友宜表示:「雙和醫院、台大醫院,所有的小兒重症科的專家,在第一個時間跟市府團隊跟衛生局的夥伴,極力的搶救小弟弟的生命,過程當中再怎麼盡力,沒有挽回小弟弟的生命,我們深感自責。」

侯友宜感到自責,目前男童父母也還在住院中,後續也會給予關懷。

侯友宜也呼籲中央的傳染病的防治相關規範有許多限制,應該要快速調整,中央也將在20日召開兒科專家會議,針對小兒就醫指引,重新做好擬定方案。希望藉這個事件,可以找出更好的方式。

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