Orange County reports the death of its youngest son COVID

Orange County reports the death of its youngest son COVID

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that weekly coronavirus-related hospitalization rates among children and teenagers rose nearly fivefold during late June to mid-August this year. As of Wednesday, California had reported nine deaths associated with COVID-19 among children under 5 years old, and 24 deaths among children between the ages of 5 and 17, according to data from the California Department of Public Health. The study says the spike in pediatric hospitalizations coincides with increased circulation of the highly transmissible delta coronavirus variant.

It’s the second confirmed coronavirus-related pediatric death reported in Orange County, after a teenage girl with significant underlying medical conditions died of COVID-19 in August last year, an O.C. Health Care Agency spokesperson told KTLA. Officials did not release specifics on the child’s age and city of residence.

The younger child’s death comes just two weeks after Riverside County reported that a 4-year-old became its youngest coronavirus-related death confirmed since the start of the pandemic. “My heart goes out to this family who has lost a precious young life. This is an urgent reminder that we must do everything we can to protect our little ones, the children and infants in our community who are not yet eligible for a vaccination,” County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau said in a statement.

“In Orange County, someone who is not fully vaccinated is almost six times more likely to get COVID-19 than a person who is fully vaccinated,” Zahn said. “Even with slightly declining cases in Orange County, you should get vaccinated.” Health experts believe unvaccinated adults are contributing to the surge among both grownups and children, the Associated Press reported. Zahn said vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent serious illness or dying from COVID-19.  

“COVID-19 will be present in Orange County for the foreseeable future, and there is always the possibility of new versions of the virus emerging, like the Delta and Mu variants,” Deputy County Health Officer Dr. Matthew Zahn said in a statement. “Those facts do not change the things we can do to prevent this disease.” So far in Orange County, 2,454 cases of the delta variant have been identified — including 175 among children younger than 12, according to county data.

The News Highlights

  • Orange County reports the death of its youngest son COVID
  • Check the latest Health news updates and information about health.
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
Battery manufacturer to construct factory complex in Rapid City
Battery manufacturer to construct factory complex in Rapid City
According to the company’s president, Rapid City prevailed over 20 other communities that it was considering for its new facility. A battery manufacturer ...
New York City Covid Vaccine Mandate for School Employees Blocked by Judge |  New York
New York City Covid Vaccine Mandate for School Employees Blocked by Judge | New York
It’s the first no-test-option vaccination mandate for a broad group of city workers in the nation’s most populous city. And it mirrors a similar statewide ...
Hang on, Widget fans. iOS 15 includes New Apple-developed Widgets
Hang on, Widget fans. iOS 15 includes New Apple-developed Widgets
According to lifehacker, with iOS 15, Apple will include six new widgets developed by the tech giant for some of its native iOS apps. The exciting thing is ...
The Jungle Book and SNES Aladdin have been added to the Disney Classic Games Collection
The Jungle Book and SNES Aladdin have been added to the Disney Classic Games Collection
Similar to the original Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, players will be able to jump back into some of the most iconic 90s platforming games ...
It is a viral GIF.  He is using it to raise funds for charities
It is a viral GIF. He is using it to raise funds for charities
Scanlon hasn’t been wasting that internet fame. He’s using it for good — by soliciting donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to aid with ...
Mumbai: A man takes a woman’s phone on a train and drags her to the compartment gate; she is detained
Mumbai: A man takes a woman’s phone on a train and drags her to the compartment gate; she is detained
The police said the woman was travelling in a south-bound train, when the accused, Pradeep Kumar Jaiswar, entered the compartment and tried to escape with ...
You should play the Xbox Game Pass’s most underappreciated shooter as soon as possible
You should play the Xbox Game Pass’s most underappreciated shooter as soon as possible
It extends into the current generation of consoles, soon celebrating its one-year anniversary. The latest feather in Sony’s exclusive cap is Deathloop (also ...
Zombie 5K raises money to send veterans to Washington, DC
Zombie 5K raises money to send veterans to Washington, DC
“I thought it’d be super funny to have people running in zombie costumes,” said Krause. “You just see this hoard of zombies coming at you.” As for the zombie ...
11 accused of defrauding elderly victims with money by courting them through dating sites, feds say
11 accused of defrauding elderly victims with money by courting them through dating sites, feds say
They’re charged with counts including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to launder moneytary instruments, the office said. If convicted, they face ...
Smartphone Headphones for Listening to Music and Making Calls
Smartphone Headphones for Listening to Music and Making Calls
But picking the right pair is about more than just picking the headphones that sound the best. You also want to consider factors like size, design and, ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo