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California Child Dies After Contracting COVID-19

by | March 25, 2020

A person under the age of 18 has died in California after contracting the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Head of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer — who made the announcement this week — called the tragic loss “a devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages.” 

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The World Health Organization has issued special recommendations around masks and COVID-19 (Sam Wordley/Shutterstock)

Minors Not immune To COVID-19

While COVID-19 poses the most significant threat older generations, a number of cases have been reported in teens, children and even infants, who may be the most vulnerable group with the under-18 demographic

While one child, a 14-year-old boy, did already die in China, this is believed to be the first coronavirus-related minor fatality in the United States.

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