Young victim is first pediatric victim of the virus in Arizona
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Tragic news Thursday from Yuma County Health District (YCHD.) Health officials confirmed the county’s second death due to coronavirus, and they say the latest victim was a child.
This is the first time the virus has taken the life of a child in Arizona.
Yuma County is not releasing further information on the child death except to say the child had multiple serious underlying medical conditions.
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“It is our deepest regret to share the news of the first COVID-19-related pediatric death in Arizona,” said Diana Gomez, Director of the Yuma County Public Health District.
“News like this not only resonates within the health community, but with every resident. We are heartbroken and extend our deepest sympathy to the child’s friends and family. To protect the family’s privacy during this incredibly difficult time, no further information regarding the child will be released.”
There are currently 157 cases in Yuma County, with the death toll now at 2.
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