In the state of Illinois, the US and its allies have been This weekend, the first confirmed death of a baby from COVID-19 occurred this weekend.
The regrettable news was communicated by state governor JB Pritzker: “Today is a really tough day. Never before has there been a death associated with COVID-19 in a baby.”
According to health authorities, they are investigating to have the exact picture of the death of the child under one year old.
“I admit I immediately got scared, I started shaking. It’s especially painful for this child’s family,” the governor said at the press conference about the baby residing in Cook County.
“We’ve never had a Covid-19-linked death on a baby,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Ngozi Ezike,
“We have to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. If not to protect ourselves, at least to protect those around us,” said Ngozi. .
There is a history of death of a child under one year by the virus in China, but in that case the victim had a previous pathology.
3,491 cases of coronavirus and 47 deaths have been confirmed in the state of Illinois, more than 85% among over-60s. However, it is clear that the disease can cause death to anyone.
Overall the United States has 121,000 confirmed cases and 2,010 deaths.