A 5-year-old, Skylar Herbert; the daughter of two Detroit first responders, becomes the youngest person in Michigan in US to die from complications of the deadly coronavirus disease.
The death of the little girl was confirmed by her mother, LaVondria Herbert to The Detroit News.
According to data obtained from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, before Skylar’s death on Sunday, the youngest person to die from COVID-19 in Michigan was 20 years old.
According to Detroit News, Skylar tested positive for COVID-19 in March and later developed a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling.
Skylar received care at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Michigan and was at first showing signs of improvement, but her condition later got serious.
“We decided to take her off the ventilator … because her improvement had stopped, the doctors told us that it was possible she was brain dead, and we basically just knew she wasn’t coming back to us,” Herbert told The Detroit News.
Beaumont Health said in a statement emailed to CBS News: “The loss of a child, at any time, under any circumstances, is a tragedy. We are heartbroken that COVID-19 has taken the life of a child. We extend our deepest sympathy to Skylar’s family and all others who have lost a loved one to this virus.”
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