8-Year-Old Girl Dies from Coronavirus Complications After Parents and Sister also Test Positive
Aurea Soto Morales, better known as “Yoshi' was a second grade student at Creekside Elementary in Durham, North Carolina
+FollowingYou'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications.Jennifer, who also tested positive for the virus, said that she and Yoshi, a second grader at Creekside Elementary, both began feeling ill early last week.“My sister and I started to get the COVID-19 symptoms,” said Jennifer.
Jennifer said that her and Yoshi learned they had COVID-19 later in the week — just days after their parents also tested positive for the virus.RELATED:On Friday, Yoshi had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. The next day, "her brain started to swell up and she went into a coma," before she ultimately died Monday, Jennifer said.
RELATED VIDEO: United States Reaches 100,000 Dead from Coronavirus, Marking Highest Death Toll Across the GlobeNow, the family wants others to take the novel coronavirus — which has infected over 1.8 million people in the United States — much more seriously.
“Everyone associates it with old people, as they think they’re the only ones who are going to get it, but that’s not true,” Jennifer said. “My sister got it.”Jennifer said she and her loved ones are asking others to continue wearing masks — which has been recommended by the CDC to help stop the spread — and stay home if you are feeling sick. The family also wants businesses to wipe down surfaces and to limit the number of people who are allowed inside at a time.
“Every little thing they do may save lives,” Jennifer said. “We don’t want other parents to suffer from what we are going through.” Read more: People »
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