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A 17-year-old boy from Georgia died of the coronavirus, the youngest person in the state to be killed by the disease, officials said on Sunday.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency released a management report on Sunday, indicating that a 17-year-old has recently been added to the list of deaths caused by the virus.
The Fulton County teenager still needs to be identified, even though he has been pre-ordered on the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) website. His death was confirmed by DPH spokeswoman Nancy Nydam, according to the Atlanta Journal constitution.
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Before Sunday, the latest known death related to COVID-19 was a 22-year-old woman from West Georgia, the newspaper reported.
While coronavirus is usually less severe in children who usually have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a note earlier this month on a serious inflammatory condition that has been diagnosed in children which is believed to be associated with the disease.
Doctors describe the inflammatory condition (MIS-C) as similar to Kawasaki disease, a rare disease that causes swelling in medium-sized arteries throughout the body. MIS-C can cause persistent fever and symptoms such as hypotension, rashes, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, and increased inflammation markers, the CDC said.
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The condition has been reported in recent weeks in cases of pediatric coronavirus in a handful of US states and elsewhere. Doctors in New York and California as well as abroad in the UK are concerned.
“Healthcare providers who have cared for or care for patients under the age of 21 who meet the MIS-C criteria should report suspected cases to their local, state, or territorial health agency,” said the CDC advisor.
Deacon Robert Lavanco of the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Hope prays with Krystyna Kopacki as she kneels in a street procession to bring blessings to believers outside of her homes during her church shrine on May 24 in Queens, New York City, is closed.
Lifeguards walk along Jones Beach on Long Island, New York on May 24.
Imam Mohamed from the Muslim Community Center hands out candy to a young girl wearing a mask during a drive-by celebration by Eid al-Fitr on May 24 in New York.
People in Domino Park are seen in Brooklyn, New York City on May 24, in circles that serve as guidelines for social distancing.
Recreational kayakers are pictured on May 23 at a public dock on the Potomac River in Washington, DC.
As Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were relaxed on Memorial Day weekend, visitors can enjoy the beach in Ocean City, Maryland on May 23.
On May 23, a restaurant in the New York City borough of Manhattan serves cocktails to go.
Flags are waving against half of the White House staff on May 23 to commemorate victims of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Washington, DC.
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With the relaxation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, visitors crowd the promenade on the weekend of Memorial Day on May 23 in Ocean City, Maryland.
Caution tape wrapped around benches to prevent sitting on an almost empty beach on May 23 in Ocean Grove, N.J.
People sit on the beach while cyclists ride bikes on Memorial Day weekend in Huntington Beach, California on May 23.
Social distance circles will remain empty on May 23 at D’jais Oceanview Bar & Cafe in Belmar, New Jersey.
A Navajo Nation police officer interviews a driver during the 57-hour curfew to try to stop the spread of the Coronavirus virus by the Navajo Nation, Arizona, on May 23.
Holly Meyer distributes volunteer flags to volunteers to be placed at Calverton National Cemetery in Wading River, New York on May 23.
Alison Riske (left) and Danielle Collins pound their clubs together after their match during the UTR Pro Match Series on May 23 in West Palm Beach, Florida. According to the new COVID-19 security guidelines, players are not allowed to shake hands or hug after the game.
People gather on the beach for the Memorial Day weekend in Port Aransas, Texas on May 23.
Baltimore-based Tracy Sandridge and Julie Brown pose with inner tubes on wheels known as “bumper tables” to ensure social distance when Fish Tales Bar & Grill reopens on May 23 in Ocean City, Maryland.
An MTA cleaning company cleans and disinfects a New York subway car on the Upper East Side during the coronavirus pandemic on May 23 in New York City.
Vehicles drive through a food distribution line at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 23 to host a mobile food distribution event.
A customer with a protective mask is waiting to be served on May 23 during the coronavirus pandemic at D’jais Oceanview Bar & Cafe on a mostly empty beach in Belmar, New Jersey.
A man with a face mask is waiting in his car to be tested for COVID-19 while volunteers receive registration information in Annandale, Virginia on May 23.
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President Donald Trump watches as Rolling Thunder members take part in a solemn drive around the South Lawn while veterans are honored prior to Memorial Day holidays at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 22.
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Workers celebrate during the closing bell as they prepare to return to trading on May 22nd on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.
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American flags fly near the Washington Monument in the National Mall in Washington, DC on May 22. President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. flags to fly half-crew until sunset on May 24 to honor the victims of COVID-19.
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters about the corona virus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on May 22 in Washington D.C.
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A vehicle is seen at a caravan protest calling for the state of Florida to repair its unemployment system in Miami Beach, Florida on May 22nd.
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Illinois State MP Kelly Burke will answer questions about legislation via email during the spring legislature on May 21.
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Georgia told DPH last week that nine children had been confirmed MIS-C, the AJC reported. Nydam emailed the newspaper that the department had not confirmed any MIS-C deaths in the state.
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In Atlanta, a team of infectious disease and cardiology experts is currently evaluating several cases of severe inflammatory disease, a spokesman for the Atlanta Child Health Service said, according to the city’s WSB-TV.
It can reportedly affect children and young adults up to the age of 21.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Georgia has more than 42,902 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 1,827 deaths from the virus on Sunday evening.