6-year-old Hillsborough County girl youngest COVID-19 death in Florida, DOH says

Posted at 12:28 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 12:28:58-04

(WTXL) — According to Friday's report from the Florida Department of Health, a 6-year-old Hillsborough County girl is the youngest Floridian to die from the coronavirus.

Friday's report states that the child's death was counted on Monday, Aug. 17 but is a 'newly identified death.' Right now, the state report says its unknown of the child's case was travel-related or if she came in contact with a known case.

According to the state's pediatric report, the 6-year-old is the 8th child to die in Florida from coronavirus.

This is a developing story. Stay with us for updates.

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