MINNESOTA — A baby underneath the age of 10 from southwestern Minnesota has died as a result of issues from COVID-19, the Minnesota Division of Well being introduced Monday. The kid was the third Minnesotan underneath 18 to die from the virus.
“Whereas COVID-related deaths in kids are uncommon, they’ll happen even in in any other case wholesome kids,” the division mentioned in an announcement Monday.
Kids underneath 16 usually are not but eligible to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine.
“The very best method all of us can take to maintain kids protected is to verify these round them who can get vaccinated do get vaccinated, and that we proceed to observe these measures that forestall transmission of the virus,” the well being division mentioned.
“These measures embody getting vaccinated as quickly as you’ll be able to, sporting masks when in public, socially distancing, getting examined usually, staying dwelling should you check optimistic or should you’re sick, washing your palms and masking your coughs.”
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