A primary-grader in Minnesota died after contracting the coronavirus, Gov. Tim Walz stated on Monday.
The kid, who had been described as “beneath age 10” by the Minnesota Division of Well being, was from the southwestern space of the state. The kid’s fatality marks the third such loss of life in residents beneath age 18 because the begin of the pandemic.
Taking to Fb, the governor stated he was “heartbroken to listen to COVID has taken the lifetime of a primary grader.”
“My ideas are with the Minnesota household grieving the lack of their beloved youngster,” he wrote. “As vaccines assist us flip the web page on COVID-19, we are able to’t neglect that this lethal illness remains to be current in our communities.”
Walz’s workplace reportedly advised WCCO that the kid didn’t have any underlying circumstances that may heighten the danger of extreme sickness.
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“Since youngsters beneath 16 should not but eligible to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine, one of the best method all of us can take to maintain youngsters secure is to ensure these round them who can get vaccinated do get vaccinated, and that we proceed to comply with these measures that stop transmission of the virus,” the state’s well being division stated. “These measures embrace getting vaccinated as quickly as you’ll be able to, sporting masks when in public, socially distancing, getting examined recurrently, staying dwelling in the event you take a look at optimistic or in the event you’re sick, washing your palms and masking your coughs.”
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Minnesota has seen over 569,440 instances of coronavirus and greater than 7,000 deaths. About 30,000 of these instances have occurred in youngsters beneath 10.