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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:38 PM

L.A. County reports first possible death of a coronavirus patient under 18 as COVID-19 cases top 660

Source: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County confirmed four more deaths linked to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, including what might be the first fatality of a person younger than 18.

The number of deaths in the county from the virus is now 11. Tuesday’s update also included a previously reported death in Long Beach.

County heath officials say the death of the juvenile “will require further evaluation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though early tests indicated a positive result for COVID-19, the case is complex and there may be an alternate explanation for this fatality. Patient privacy prevents our offering further details at this time.”

The young victim, a teenager from Lancaster, died of septic shock, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris told The Times. The teen’s father contracted the virus himself, Parris said.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-24/california-coronavirus-cases-surge-to-2-200-the-worst-is-yet-to-come

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:54 AM

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