Report: 2 Florida teenagers die from COVID-19, state data shows

Two teenagers in Florida have died from COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of minors killed from the virus to seven, a new report says.

The Orlando Sentinel reported on Tuesday that data from the Florida Department of Health show that a 14-year-old and 17-year-old died from coronavirus, Neither infection was linked to travel and they were both hospitalized prior to passing away. 

Other children killed by COVID-19 in Florida reportedly include a 9-year-old girl from Putnam County, an 11-year-old boy in Miami-Dade County, an 11-year-old girl in Broward County, a 16-year-old girl in Lee County, and a 17-year-old boy in Pasco County.

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Children are said to not be in the high-risk group for coronavirus but they can still fall ill and require hospitalization, the Sentinel said the CDC reported.


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