A teenage girl in Southern California has died from the coronavirus, Orange County health officials announced Wednesday.
The girl had "significant underlying medical conditions," officials said in a news release without providing further details about the child or her health conditions.
We are deeply saddened by this loss of life and send our condolences to her friends and family during this very difficult time," Dr. Clayton Chau, the acting county health officer, said in a statement.
The number of Covid-19 cases among children nationwide recently increased 90% over four weeks, according to data released last week by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
"We've had 90 deaths in children in the United States already, in just a few months," Dr. Sean O'Leary, vice-chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, told CNN last week.
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