Alabama health department reports infant, teen die from COVID-19

Alabama health department reports infant, teen die from COVID-19
The Alabama Department of Public Health (Source: WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Alabama Department of Public Health reported Wednesday evening the deaths of an infant and a teenager, both attributable to COVID-19.

ADPH says the infant and teenager both tested positive for COVID-19. The death of the infant is currently under review for any possible underlying health problems.

The death of the infant is the first case of a child under four dying of the virus in Alabama.

We’re told neither patient had Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome-Children (MIS-C), a rare condition in children linked to coronavirus.

The health department isn’t identifying the patients or their families because of HIPAA guidelines and privacy reasons.

A reminder from officials at the ADPH: COVID-19 can be a deadly disease for anyone and measures to reduce the risk of transmission should continue.

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