FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A child has died from complications with COVID-19, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency confirmed to Action News on Thursday.
The department said the child contracted the virus, and as a result, developed Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C).
Health officials released a statement saying, "This is a grim reminder that we are all vulnerable to this unforgiving virus that has taken a life too soon."
The statement went on to say that county health officials are grieving alongside the child's family.
It is the first time a child has died from COVID-19 in Tulare County.
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Child dies from COVID-19 complications in Tulare County, health officials say