COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A 1-year-old Cobb County boy is now the youngest victim to die from COVID-19.
The Department of Public Health listed on the state’s coronavirus website that the 1-year-old had some type of pre-existing condition.
Because of HIPPA laws, the state cannot release much more information than that.
Earlier in the month, a 7-year-old Savannah-area boy had died from complications related to COVID-19.
A preliminary investigation in that case suggests COVID-19 gave the boy a fever, which triggered a seizure that happened to occur while he was bathing and drowned. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy is still pending in that case.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most children with COVID-19 are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.
As of Friday afternoon, 265,372 people across the state have tested positive for coronavirus and 5,471 have died from it.
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