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12-year-old girl infected with COVID-19 dies in Belgium

12-year-old girl infected with COVID-19 dies in Belgium

31/3/2020 2:13:00 PM

12-year-old girl infected with COVID-19 dies in Belgium

BRUSSELS: A 12-year-old girl infected with COVID-19 has died in Belgium , health officials said on Tuesday (Mar 31). Fatality at such a young age ...

BookmarkBRUSSELS: A 12-year-old girl infected with COVID-19 has died in Belgium, health officials said on Tuesday (Mar 31).Fatality at such a young age"is a very rare occurrence," said government spokesman Dr Emmanuel Andre, adding that her death"shook us".

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AdvertisementAdvertisementThe girl had had a fever for three days before her death and tested positive for COVID-19, said another spokesman, Steven Van Gucht.No other details were given about her case, including whether she had any other underlying health problems.

It was the first death of a child in the coronavirus crisis in Belgium, which has now recorded a total of 705 deaths from the disease it causes, according to the latest official toll.AdvertisementAdvertisementLast week, France reported the death of a 16-year-old girl from COVID-19 in the greater Paris region.

Although serious COVID-19 infections are uncommon among the young, some exceptional cases have been taken to hospital intensive-care wards, as US health authorities have pointed out.READ: In rare case, US infant dies from COVID-19Belgium's toll on Tuesday represented a jump of nearly 200 fatalities from that given the previous day, which stood at 513.

It comprised 98 deaths recorded in the preceding 24-hour period, plus another 94 deaths over previous days but which had not been counted in the national tally, Andre said.The small EU country, with a population of 11.4 million, now has 12,775 cases of persons tested positive for COVID-19, of whom 4,920 have been hospitalised, including 1,021 in intensive care.

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