Teenage boy with coronavirus dies in U.S., but unclear if virus caused death
|globalnews.ca 25 Mar 2020 at 10:12|
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Los Angeles County health officials backtracked Tuesday on their announcement that a child died from coronavirus , saying it’s possible the death was caused by something else.
During their daily briefing, the county health department said the unidentified child from the city of Lancaster was among four new deaths.
Hours later, after Gov. Gavin Newsom had cited the death of the teenager as evidence the virus can strike anyone, the county issued a new statement.
“Though early tests indicated a positive result for COVID-19, the case is complex and there may be an alternate explanation for this fatality” and the case will need evaluation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the statement said.