In Washington, United States an infant has died from the COVID-19. Illinois’s official said that it was marked as a very rare case of a young death in the pandemic.
Governor JB Pritzker said during a press conference that “an infant” was one of the fatalities linked to the virus for the previous 24 hours.
Based on the Department of Public Health, the child who died in Chicago was less than a year old and had tested positive for COVID-19.
Ngozi Ezike said, “There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant,” Ezike is the department director.
“A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death.”
Governor Pritzker said “I know how difficult this news can be, especially about this very young child,”
“It’s especially sorrowful for the family of this very small child, for the years stolen from this infant. We should grieve.”
Recently, Jerome Salomon said that there is a 16-year-old girl who had died in the Ile-de-France region of Paris.
He said, “Severe forms (of coronavirus) with the young are very rare,”
According to the agency, the case is complex and there might be an alternate explanation. Also, based on studies, the virus mostly affects older people than younger ones.
The United States now has a case of more than 120, 000. This makes it the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world. However, the death toll of more than 2,000 is still below than of other countries including Italy, Spain, and China.
More than 450 US deaths occurred over the 24-hour period of time.
The baby was among 13 new deaths in Illinois.
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