“A 6-week-old newborn from the Hartford area in United State was brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and had died from COVID-19 .” He was the youngest victim of coronavirus in the world.
“It is a sadness that breaks my heart,” said the governor of the state of Connecticut. In Chicago, a 9-month-old boy had already died from COVID-19 earlier.
A baby six-week-old died of coronavirus, Ned Lamont, the governor of the state of Connecticut in the United States, reported Wednesday.
“With sadness that breaks my heart, we can confirm today the first pediatric fatality in Connecticut linked to COVID-19,” Lamont said on his Twitter account.
“We think that this is one of the youngest victims of coronavirus in the world who dies from complications generated by COVID-19,” he added.
Illinois authorities announced last Saturday the death of a nine-month-old baby in Chicago. , the youngest victim in the United States until then.
Supposedly, the disease attacks adults and the elderly more than children, although doctors say it does not discriminate.
It is with heartbreaking sadness today that we can confirm the first pediatric fatality in Connecticut linked to #COVID19. A 6-week-old newborn from the Hartford area was brought unresponsive to a hospital late last week and could not be revived. (1/3)— Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) April 1, 2020
Lamont said the six-week-old baby from the Hartford area “was unconsciously transferred to a hospital late last week. And could not be resuscitated.”
Tests conducted confirmed Tuesday night that he had COVID-19.
Connecticut is a state bordering New York, where almost 2,000 deaths have already been recorded. Governor Lamont told ABC that there are more than 3,500 coronavirus cases there and 85 victims have been counted.
The New York region is the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, with more than 100,000 cases.
“This is a virus that attacks the most fragile without mercy. This also underscores the importance of staying home and limiting exposure to other people,” Lamont wrote on social media.
“Their lives and the lives of others can literally depend on it,” he warned the population.