Los Angeles County Public Health director Barbara Ferrer.
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Los Angeles County health officials announced Tuesday that a child under 18 has died from the coronavirus in California.
“Tragically, one of the people who died was a person under the age of 18, a devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department, said at a news briefing.
The patient was from Lancaster, California, the county’s health department said in a press release. Ferrer did not provide more details such as the precise age of the patient or whether they had underlying health conditions. Representatives from the health department weren’t immediately available for further comment.
However, LA County health officials later said in an update Tuesday evening that the death will require “further evaluation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
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