Pediatric COVID-19: Report From Indonesian Pediatric Society Data Registry

Antonius H. Pudjiadi, Nina Dwi Putri, Hikari Ambara Sjakti, Piprim Basarah Yanuarso, Hartono Gunardi, Rosalina Dewi Roeslani, Ade Djanwardi Pasaribu, Lies Dewi Nurmalia, Catharine Mayung Sambo, I. Dewa Gede Ugrasena, Santoso Soeroso, Armijn Firman, Heru Muryawan, Darmawan Budi Setyanto, Endah Citraresmi, Jaya Ariheriyanto Effendi, Lathiefatul Habibah, Prillye Deasy Octaviantie, Indriyanti Natasya Ayu Utami, Yogi PrawiraNastiti Kaswandani, Anggraini Alam, Kurniawan Taufiq Kadafi, Aman B. Pulungan

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Background: Indonesia has a high number of COVID-19 cases and mortalities relative to not only among the Asia Pacific region but the world. Children were thought to be less affected by the virus compared to adults. Most of the public data reported combined data between adults and children. The Indonesian Pediatric Society (IPS) was involved in the COVID-19 response, especially in the area of child health. One of IPS's activities is collecting data registries from each of their chapters to provide a better understanding of COVID-19 in children. Objective: The objective of this study was to share the data of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases in children from IPS's COVID-19 data registry. Method: This is a retrospective study from the IPS's COVID-19 registry data. We collected the data of COVID-19 in children during March to December 2020 from each of the IPS chapters. We analyzed the prevalence, case fatality rate (CFR), age groups, diagnosis, and comorbidities of the children diagnosed with COVID-19. Result: As of December 21, 2020, there were 35,506 suspected cases of children with COVID-19. In total, there were 522 deaths, with a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 1.4. There were 37,706 confirmed cases with 175 fatalities (CFR 0.46). The highest mortality in confirmed COVID-19 cases was from children ages 10–18 years (42 out of 159 cases: 26%). The most common comorbidity and diagnosis found were malignancy (17.3%) and respiratory failure (54.5%). Conclusion: The CFR of confirmed COVID-19 cases in children in Indonesia is high and should be a major public concern.

Original languageEnglish
Article number716898
JournalFrontiers in Pediatrics
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Indonesia
  • children
  • comorbidities
  • mortality


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