Ababy less than one year old has died in Chicago, in the northeastern United States, after testing positive for coronavirus, as reported by state health authorities. “We have never had a death related to Covid-19 in a baby,” explained the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Ngozi Ezike, according to NBC. An investigation has been launched to clarify the causes of death.
“We have to doeverything we can to avoid the spread of this deadly virus. If not to protect ourselves, at least to protect those around us, “said Ezike.
There’s aprecedent of death of a child under one yeardue to coronavirus in China, but in that case the victim had a previous pathology.
The state ofIllinois has confirmed 3,491 coronavirus cases and 47 deaths, more than 85 percent among those over 60 years of age. Overall, the United States has 119,748 confirmed cases and 1,891 deaths.