The Overcoming Cohort study is a studies looking for variations in DNA,for populations less than or 25 years of age, that either protect people from COVID-19 disease or make them more susceptible. The study will sequence patients' entire genome or the smaller group of genes that code for proteins (exome). The study would gain a better understanding of COVID-19 that would improve diagnostic, prevention, and treatment measures.
The largest published COVID-19 pediatric series to date included only 13 patients considered to be critically ill and only described the Chinese outbreak. There are essentially no data outside of this and nothing to begin to understand the prevalence of severe/critical pediatric COVID-19, the risk factors associated with this illness, outcomes from COVID-19, and factors (patient or treatment) that may be associated with an improved or worsened outcome. This study will identify all children admitted to an inpatient unit with a diagnosis of COVID-19. Clinical data will be collected through medical record review to describe in detail the demographics and clinical characteristics, including clinical course and treatment, of infected children who require hospitalization.