Six-week-old dies as US coronavirus death toll crosses 5000
As the deadly coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll on the world, the United States has recorded one of the youngest deaths from the virus, as a six-week-old infant taken to a Connecticut hospital late last week has died of complications relating to COVID-19, the governor of the US state of Connecticut said Wednesday, as US sets one-day record of 884 people killed in 24 hours.
Governor Ned Lamont tweeted that the newborn was brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived.
“Testing confirmed last night that the newborn was COVID-19 positive,” Lamont said.
“This is absolutely heartbreaking. We believe this is one of the youngest lives lost anywhere due to complications relating to COVID-19.”
Last week Illinois authorities said they were investigating the death of a child “younger than one year” who had tested positive for coronavirus.