Virginia Reports First Child Covid Death

Occurred In Southside

September 18, 2020 - 4:21 pm

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Richmond, Va. ( - The State Health Department has recorded Virginia's first Covid-19 death of a child.  The child, only identified as a teenager, lived in the Southside Health District, which covers Halifax, Brunswick, and Mecklenburg Counties.

“We were extremely saddened to learn of the loss of the state’s first adolescent with COVID-19. On behalf of all of us at VDH, I extend sincere condolences to the teenager’s family and loved ones,” said State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D., M.A.  “No age group is immune from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this unfortunate event, along with the increasing numbers of coronavirus cases we are seeing in some areas of the Commonwealth, is a reminder that we all need to do our part to help slow the spread of virus in the community.”

Virginia is currently reporting just under 3,000 Covid-19 deaths.