Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

First known child death in US from Covid-19

First known child death in US from Covid-19

County public health director Barbara Ferrer says it's a 'devastating reminder that Covid-19 affects people of all ages'.

Officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Tuesday, March 24 confirmed three new deaths as a result of the coronavirus - one a patient under the age of 18.

Health officials say the youth lived in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, north of Los Angeles. Centers for Disease Control and Control had reported as of March 18 that there had been no deaths from coronavirus among people younger than 19 in the US, and less than 1% of the deaths were among people between 20 and 54 years old.

A 14-year-old boy in China was previously reported to have died from the virus, as was a victim in Spain between the age of 10 and 19.

Many might downplay the severity of Coronavirus, especially when it comes to younger people but the Los Angeles Times has confirmed the first death of a minor due to Coronavirus.

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As of Tuesday, there had been 662 cases across the entire county, including 11 deaths, with 119 patients hospitalized. In one case, an infant had a pre-existing intestinal condition.

"The risk for serious disease and death in COVID-19 cases among persons in the United States increases with age", the CDC report added.

If you believe you may have contracted the virus, call your doctor, don't visit, or contact the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order for the state's 40 million residents to stay at home "until further notice" to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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