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Third Virginia child younger than 10 dies after contracting COVID-19

This marks the tenth COVID-19 death in Virginia of anyone younger than 20

Coronavirus testing tubes
Coronavirus testing tubes (AP)

Another child in Virginia has died after contracting the coronavirus.

This child was between the ages of 0 and 9 and lived somewhere in the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts (RHHD), according to the Virginia Department of Health.

“Our hearts are heavy as we share this tragic and devastating news,” said RHHD Deputy Director Dr. Melissa Viray. “We send our condolences to the family and are thinking of them in this incredibly difficult time.”

This death is the third COVID-19 death of a Virginian younger than 10. The other two happened in March in the Chesterfield Health District [Covers Colonial Heights, as well as Chesterfield and Powhatan counties] and in July in the Rappahannock Health District [Covers Fredericksburg, as well as Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties].

Overall, Virginia has seen 10 total deaths of individuals younger than 20 years old.

Below is a list where the seven individuals, ages 10-19, who died from COVID-19 lived:

  • Chesterfield Health District
  • Henrico Health District
  • Lenowisco Health District [Covers Norton, as well as Lee, Scott and Wise counties]
  • Lord Fairfax Health District [Covers Winchester, as well as Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties]
  • Norfolk Health District
  • Rappahannock Rapidan Health District [Covers Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Rappahannock and Orange counties]
  • Southside Health District [Covers Brunswick, Halifax and Mecklenburg counties]
Virginia Department of Health map of regions and districts (Virginia Department of Health)

About the Author:

Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.