In the US, a patient under 18 died for the first time as a result of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by a coronavirus. The death of the child was announced by Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health Department in Los Angeles reports The Hollywood Reporter.
“This is another terrible reminder that COVID-19 amazes people of all ages,” she emphasized. Ferrer said the total number of cases has increased dramatically with 256 new cases reported in the last 48 hours.
On March 21 it was reported that a doctor in Italy tried to dispel the myth that coronavirus is dangerous only for elderly people and unable to lead to terrible consequences for people aged 20-30 years. Thus, in Lombardia, Italy, many young people with coronavirus have already been admitted to the intensive care unit, where severe cases have been noted.
In the US, according to the latest data, 55 231 cases of infection have been recorded. 801 people died, 354 were cured. In total in the world, more than 423 thousand people are infected with coronavirus, more than 18.9 thousand died, 108.6 thousand were cured.