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The department's mortality review from Monday says a child between the ages of 1-17 died from the virus. The report was updated hours after the health department released their weekly update, and showed an additional 7 deaths.
Valley Children's Hospital confirmed the child was a patient at their hospital.
BREAKING: The Fresno County public health mortality review (posted 8/17) shows a second pediatric death.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) August 21, 2020
It lists 212 total COVID-19 deaths. pic.twitter.com/BnnX1ZSlQg
I’ve confirmed the second pediatric COVID death was also a patient @CareForKids.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) August 21, 2020
No further information was immediately available. Fresno County's Director of Public Health, Dr. Rais Vohra, did not have details on the pediatric patient's case.
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A Fresno County teenager was the first child in the state to die from COVID-19 last month. The teen had underlying health conditions, but no further information was provided.
Fresno County's coronavirus cases are the highest in the Central Valley. As of Friday, the county had 212 deaths.
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