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1-year-old boy becomes youngest COVID-19 death in Georgia

Posted at 8:40 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 20:40:51-04

ATLANTA (AP) — A one-year-old boy is now Georgia’s youngest victim to die from COVID-19.

The state Department of Public Health included the Cobb County boy in a table of deaths released Friday.

The department says the boy had a chronic underlying condition that may have contributed to his death, but released no further information.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Officer says it can't release further information until the boy’s death certificate is completed.

He’s one of 5,471 people to die in Georgia so far from the respiratory illness.

Deaths from Georgia’s summer spike remain elevated, having averaged 68 over the seven days ending Friday.

The boy displaces a 7-year-old Chatham County boy as the state’s youngest victim of the respiratory illness.