Two More Children Die After Contracting COVID-19
Two more children, aged 12 and 13, have died after contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
The elder of the two passed away at London’s King’s College Hospital.
“Sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time,” read yesterday’s statement relaying the tragic news.
“The death has been referred to the Coroner and no further comment will be made.”
The other child, a 12-year-old girl, passed away in Belgium — a tragedy which, according to official Dr Emmanuel Andre, has “upset the medical and scientific community.”
Both children are believed to be the youngest to succumb to the virus in their respective countries.
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Children At Risk With COVID-19
While the highest risk age group is generally considered to be older adults, children are not exempt from the risks of COVID-19.
Fatalities of minors have also been reported in China and the United States.
Of the under-18 age group, infants appear to be at the highest risk of developing severe or complicated illness after contracting COVID-19.