Janefrances Chinwe Iwuchukwu
The 11-year old boy had severe underlying health conditions. His health records reveals that his case was not travel-related, but it is unclear if he recently had close contact with anyone who had Covid-19.
The boy is the third minor in Florida to die of complications stemming from the deadly coronavirus, according to health records. The others were a 16-year-old girl in Lee County and a 17-year-old boy in Pasco County.
News of the boy’s death comes amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in the State.
As of last Friday, 7,000 minors in Florida had tested positive for Covid-19. There are more than 169,000 cases statewide and more than 3,600 people have died.
Florida is seeing Covid-19 cases skyrocket among young people.