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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.

 
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