Table 3

Clinical management and outcomes among reported paediatric COVID-19 cases

CharacteristicsEvents/total patientsMean proportion % (95% CI)Heterogeneity I2 (%)
Clinical management
 Antibiotics1345/3610Embedded Image32.2 (25.2 to 40.1)41.9
 IVIG698/352219.5 (13.5 to 27.2)18.4
 Systemic steroids801/422919.3 (14.9 to 24.9)23.7
 Antiviral527/401915.3 (11.1 to 20.7)4.5
 Mechanical ventilation490/540612.2 (9.7 to 15.3)15.5
 Inotropes354/385611.8 (8.3 to 16.4)11.5
 Antimalarial336/32999.9 (6.9 to 14.0)0.0
 Aspirin238/25889.0 (5.9 to 13.6)78.1
 Interferon138/25987.7 (4.9 to 11.8)0.0
 Traditional medicine22/42294.0 (2.8 to 5.6)38.7
Clinical outcomes
 Recovered8704/933588.9 (86.0 to 91.2)36.3
 ICU admission1359/933522.9 (17.6 to 29.2)37.2
 Deaths96/69023.6 (2.8 to 4.5)24.3
  • ICU, intensive care unit; IVIG, intravenous immunoglobulin.