Child dies from coronavirus in Los Angeles County

(NY DAILY NEWS) – A child has died from coronavirus in Los Angeles County, public health officials said Tuesday.

The age of the child wasn’t given. The death is believed to be the first for a confirmed COVID-19 case involving a minor in the U.S.

The loss is “a devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages,” Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said.

“I’m really sad to report four additional deaths today,” she said. “Tragically, one of the people who died was a person under the age of 18.”

She said the number of confirmed cases in the county rose by 128 cases.

Overall, the county now has 662 confirmed coronavirus cases and has suffered 11 deaths, she said.