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ADPH: Second child under age 5 has died from COVID-19

County-by-county data from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows a little over...
County-by-county data from the Alabama Department of Public Health shows a little over one-percent of residents have been tested for far for coronavirus.(WBRC)
Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 7:34 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Two children under the age of 5 have now died from COVID-19 in Alabama, according to data provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Two weeks ago, the first death of a child in that age range was reported by officials.

Officials say the child did have an underlying medical condition, but we’re told the child did not suffer Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome-Children (MIS-C), a rare condition in children linked to coronavirus.

The health department isn’t identifying patients or their families because of HIPAA guidelines and privacy reasons, so we do not know the precise age of the child.

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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