A four-year-old girl from Bacliff, Texas died of complications from Covid-19. An extremely rare case, according to the Galveston County Health District. Kali Cook, this is the name of the girl, died on Tuesday a few hours after starting to show symptoms of the virus, the mother told The Daily News, a day after his mother, brother, and five-month-old sister began quarantine because they tested positive for the virus. At around 2am, the girl’s mother gave her a fever-lowering drug, and at 7am she died in her sleep. So far no further details are known. The mother told al Daily News she regretted not being vaccinated (while the child, being under 12, was not in the age range to receive immunization). The Galveston County Health District said the girl’s death was the youngest documented Covid-19 death in the district. Although more and more children test positive for the virus due to the high transmissibility of the Delta variant, severe forms and deaths in children are fortunately still rare. But in Texas, the Delta variant has also affected the smallest: according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, as of September 10, at least 2,384 children have contracted Covid-19 in the state.
In Florida, four deaths of children infected with the virus in one week
In the State of Florida, the death toll from the wave of the virus continues to rise, as well as the number of children who lost their lives because they were infected: this week, 2,448 deaths from coronavirus were recorded in the state, including four children under 16. years. It’s the third consecutive week that Florida has set a record number of deaths, and it’s the biggest increase in child deaths since the state switched to weekly reporting on June 4. However, despite the increase in deaths, the number of new infections continues to decline. There have been 100,012 new cases recorded in the past week, about 14,300 per day. A 20% drop from the previous week and the lowest weekly case count since late July.