One-year-old is now the youngest coronavirus victim reported in Georgia


The child had serious health issues, said Valerie Crow, Cobb County public health spokesperson. Cobb County is just outside of Atlanta.As of Friday afternoon, there were more than 900 positive cases in infants under one year of age, 58 hospitalizations and zero deaths, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. There are over 3,000 cases in children aged 1 to 4, sixty-two hospitalizations and one death.

Coronavirus cases in children rose 21% between Aug.6 and Aug. 20, according to an updated joint report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. More than 440,000 children have been infected in the United States since the start of the pandemic, according to the report.

The report also states that serious illnesses in children caused by the virus are rare despite the increase in numbers.

In July, Florida reported its youngest Covid-19 victim to 9-year-old Kimora “Kimmie” Lynum.

The first baby whose death has been linked to the virus was in Chicago in March. Previously, a death of a child under one year old had been reported in China.


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