Milwaukee – Officials from the Milwaukee County Medical Examination Office confirmed that a 14-year-old Hispanic boy died of complications caused by the coronavirus infection. This is the first reported child death caused by the virus in Milwaukee.
The medical examiner’s office said the teenager tested positive for COVID-1
At the same time, Milwaukee County health officials said that since March 15, cases have been rising, most notably children.
Officials said that in the past week, there were 143 new confirmed cases among children in Milwaukee County. The age ranges from infant to 18 years old. They said that there may be many reasons for this peak, such as returning to school, spring sports or a break trip.
With this news, there is an urgent need to vaccinate children for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
He said: “At the Children’s Hospital, we are currently sending invitations to people to arrange their vaccinations. We hope to wait patiently because we try to get these vaccines in our hands as soon as possible.” Dr. Smriti Khare, President of Children’s Primary Care in Wisconsin.
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The vaccine has not yet been used by most children. However, data released by Pfizer just this week show that in clinical trials, their vaccine can effectively protect children between 12 and 15 years old.
Dr. Khare and hospital leaders urge parents to vaccinate teenagers if they meet the conditions.
It will be open to the public 16 years and older in Wisconsin on Monday, April 5.