First pediatric COVID death recorded in Jefferson County

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Published: May. 18, 2022 at 10:01 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV) -- The Jefferson County Health Department announced Wednesday the first COVID death of a person under 10 years old.

The health department did give an exact age for the child. News 4 reached out to the department to confirm the age and whether the child had an underlying condition that made them more vulnerable to a virus like COVID-19. The county has seen an 81 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.