Boy, 7, becomes youngest to die with COVID-19 in Georgia

Posted at 9:32 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 16:10:44-04

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia health officials say a 7-year-old boy with COVID-19 is the youngest known person to die in the state since the pandemic began. State data indicates that he had no other chronic health conditions. The Georgia Department of Public Health says the case is from Chatham County. Officials say the child is Black, but they've released no other details about him or the death. It comes amid nationwide debate about the risks of children getting infected by or spreading the coronavirus, and concerns about their safety as schools reopen. There's no indication in the health department's reports about where or when the child contracted the virus.