Covid 19: An 11-year-old boy dies from Covid-19 complications in Florida

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.

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