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Children with cancer in the time of COVID-19: An 8-week report from the six pediatric onco-hematology centers in Lombardia, Italy

Tags: , , , , , , | May 5th, 2020

This report assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric cancer patients over an 8-week period elapsing from the day of the Italian outbreak (February 20, 2020) to the time of writing (April 15, 2020) in Lombardia region, the epicenter of the pandemic in Italy and one of the worst-hit areas in Europe. During the 8-week period, 155 467 confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses and 19 508 deaths due to the virus were reported in Italy, while Lombardia registered 63 098 posi- tive cases (40% of all Italians affected) and 11 384 deaths.

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