A 17-year-old Florida resident has become the state’s youngest coronavirus-related death, according to state health data.
The teen, of Pasco County, became the state’s first COVID-19 death in a person under 18 when the fatality was included in the Florida Department of Health’s data last Friday, the Miami Herald reported. The teen, who was hospitalized for COVID-19, had no recent travel history, per the outlet. No other details were provided.
Previously, Florida’s youngest coronavirus death was reported in a 22-year-old woman of Palm Beach County. Prior to her death, she had also been hospitalized due to the novel virus.