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World Illinois reports first known COVID-19-related infant death in US

10:40  29 march  2020
10:40  29 march  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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This is the first known infant death related to the COVID - 19 outbreak in the U . S ., according to a report from The New York Times. “ I know how difficult this news can be, especially about this very young child. Upon hearing it, I admit, I was immediately shaken, and it’s appropriate for any of us to

Illinois announced Saturday that an infant with a COVID - 19 infection has died. The Illinois Department of Public Health said it's the first COVID - 19 related death of an infant in the United " We want to make sure the next New York knows what its situation is. We 're looking at New Orleans

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) confirmed Saturday that an infant in the state has died due to coronavirus.

This is the first known infant death related to the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., according to a report from The New York Times.

"I know how difficult this news can be, especially about this very young child. Upon hearing it, I admit, I was immediately shaken, and it's appropriate for any of us to grieve today," Pritzker told reporters Saturday.

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The US has the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world, more than 120,000, although its death toll of more than 2,000 is still below that of NEW YORK: An infant who had tested positive for COVID - 19 has died, the first known death of a child younger than a year old infected with the virus in

An Illinois infant diagnosed with COVID - 19 may be the first US baby killed by the pandemic, though the cause of death is unknown, according to a local report . Health officials have reported 47 related deaths , including 13 fatalities reported Saturday. “If you haven’t been paying attention, maybe this is

J.B. Pritzker wearing a suit and tie: Illinois reports first known COVID-19-related infant death in US © Getty Images Illinois reports first known COVID-19-related infant death in US

"It's especially sorrowful for the family of this very small child for the years stolen from this infant. We should grieve. We should grieve with our family of state employees. With the many people who we've already lost to this virus, young and old. We should grieve for the loss of a sense of normalcy that we left behind just a few weeks ago. It's okay, today, to grieve.

The Illinois governor also said that the virus is "rarely fatal" among children. He told reporters that a state employee at the Illinois Department of Human Services was also among those dead from the virus Saturday.

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said that there has "never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an infant" in a Saturday statement.

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An infant in Illinois has died of the new coronavirus, becoming the youngest known COVID - 19 victim in the state , the governor announced Saturday. A state employee was also among the latest fatalities reported as Illinois announced its highest number yet of deaths in a single day: 13.

COVID - 19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in The virus that causes COVID - 19 is more genetically related to SARS-CoV than MERS-CoV, but Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported . It’s not known yet whether some children may be at

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"A full investigation is underway to determine the cause of death," Ezike said. "We must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. If not to protect ourselves, but to protect those around us," the official continued.

However, a child under a year old in China died from coronavirus, CNN reported. That child had a pre-existing condition.

A 2-month-old child in Nashville, Tenn., tested positive for coronavirus this week. Florida health officials confirmed Tuesday that a baby boy who is under 1 year old was also confirmed to be infected with the virus.

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Washington. Trump is returning from Norfolk, Va., for the sailing of the USNS Comfort, which is headed to New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) © ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Washington. Trump is returning from Norfolk, Va., for the sailing of the USNS Comfort, which is headed to New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pritzker has previously clashed with President Trump amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump lashed out at Pritzker and other governors who have criticized the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic on Twitter earlier Sunday. Pritzker later hit back, tweeting at the president to "Get off Twitter & do your job."

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