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VDH confirms first adolescent fatality due to COVID-19 in Va.

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Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 3:27 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — The Virginia Department of Health announced Friday that an adolescent resident in the Southside Health District who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died.

According to the Virginia Department of Health, this is the first reported COVID-19 death of a child aged 10-19 in Virginia. The fatality will be reflected on the VDH COVID-19 dashboard update for Saturday, Sept. 19.

“We were extremely saddened to learn of the loss of the state’s first adolescent with COVID-19. On behalf of all of us at VDH, I extend sincere condolences to the teenager’s family and loved ones,” said State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver.

The Virginia Department of Health says it will not disclose any further information about the teenager to protect the privacy and out of respect for the patient’s family.

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