13-year old dies; youngest COVID-19 related death in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A 13-year old child has died from COVID-19, officials with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirm to WSAZ.com.
Officials with WV DHHR said the child is from Nicholas County and is the youngest COVID-19 related death in West Virginia.
WSAZ.com reached out to WV DHHR officials to find out if this child had any underlying health issues and officials released the following statement:
“The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirms the 13-year-old from Nicholas County is the youngest COVID-19-related death in West Virginia; however, additional details cannot be provided due to privacy,” according to WV DHHR assistant director of communications, Jessica Holstein.
The child’s death is among 17 recent deaths reported by the state.
A total of 7,251 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in West Virginia.
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