Seventh Mississippi child dies of COVID, this one was a baby
Published 10:36 am Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Another Mississippi child has died from the COVID-19 coronavirus, the state health department reported Wednesday.
The latest pediatric death makes the seventh child under the age of 18 to die related to the COVID-19 virus.
Mississippi State Department of Health statistics shows the latest death was in a child less than 1-year-old, making the child the youngest in the state to die of the virus.
Two children died in 2020 from COVID-19.
Five have now died in 2021.
Here’s how the pediatric deaths and cases break down by age:
|Age 1 or less||1||4,057|
|Age 1 to 5||2||12,505|
|Age 6 to 10||1||17,490|
|Age 11 to 17||3||41,628|