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Child dies from Covid-19


April 30, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Monday that a child under age 10 from southwestern Minnesota died from complications from Covid-19.

While Covid-related deaths in children are rare, they can occur even in otherwise healthy children. Since the start of the pandemic, three Minnesota children under age 18 have died due to Covid-19.

The MDH issued this statement Monday: “Since children under 16 are not yet eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, the best approach we all can take to keep children safe is to make sure those around them who can get vaccinated do get vaccinated, and that we continue to follow those measures that prevent transmission of the virus. Those measures include getting vaccinated as soon as you can, wearing masks when in public, socially distancing, getting tested regularly, staying home if you test positive or if you’re sick, washing your hands and covering your coughs.”


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