As a result of the coronavirus, a 12-year-old girl lost her life; thus, she becomes the youngest victim to die from COVID-19. The information was confirmed by a representative of the Ministry of Health of that country, during the official daily conference that is offered to report on the progress of this pandemic.
"[This death] is a rare event that deeply moves us," virologist Emmanuel André mentioned to the media.
The girl tested positive for the coronavirus. Although she was not one of the most vulnerable groups due to this virus, she suffered a significant deterioration in her health after suffering three days with fever; According to Steven Van Gucht, director of the Scientific Committee, and asked not to trust the danger that this pandemic represents.
"At all ages, from ten years [of age] to the older ages, complications can develop," warned Van Gucht at the same press conference. “It is important to mention that this is exceptional in young people. It is not the rule. We don't know what went wrong. It is important to investigate case by case."
So far, Belgium has 4,920 people hospitalized for COVID-19, of whom 1,921 are in intensive care; This implies that about half of the capacity of the medical services was occupied by the coronavirus. Between Monday and Tuesday there were 485 new hospitalizations and 668 discharges, according to authorities. In addition, 705 deaths have already been confirmed. The total number of confirmed infections in this country is 12,775.
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