10-Year-Old Boy in San Diego Dies from COVID-19

The first death of a child from COVID-19 has occurred in San Diego County.

The County reported on Friday that a 10-year-old Latino boy died on January 23rd. The reports of deaths usually lag behind due to when death certificates are issued. The youngest person to die from the virus in the county had been a 19-year-old man who died early in January. The boy’s death brings the total number of deaths from the virus in San Diego County to nearly 28-hundred. The CDC says that nationwide 67 children between the ages of 5 and 14 have died from COVID-19.

Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten issued this statement: “This boy’s death is a somber reminder that this pandemic impacts everyone in our community, regardless of their age, and we must do everything we can to protect each other and slow the spread of the virus.”


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