2-Month-Old Michigan Infant Dies of Covid Complications

September 16, 2020, 4:17 PM

A 2-month-old died from Covid complications, the state said Wednesday.

Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun disclosed few details during a press conference, The Detroit News reports. She said about 800 children in the U.S. with multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MISC) associated with the virus.

Example of a hoispital neonatal intensive care unit (Photo: DepositPhotos)

"Studies show that while children are less likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, they still can," Khaldun said. "And they can also pass it on to others, including adults who are more likely to get sick or ill from Covid-19."

The infant's death is a grim reminder that people of any age can catch the virus.

Until now, the state's youngest pandemic victim was 5-year-old Skylar Herbert of Detroit, who died in April. 

This news came on the day Michigan reported 680 new cases and 11 deaths. 

Read more:  The Detroit News

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