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Karnataka's Vijayapura district sees first child COVID death

With the death of two-year-old child a week ago, Vijayapura district has reported its first child death from the novel Coronavirus since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago.

Published: 05th September 2021 04:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2021 11:40 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

VIJAYAPURA: With the death of two-year-old child a week ago, Vijayapura district has reported its first child death from the novel Coronavirus since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago.

The girl from Shahpete in the city was admitted to a private hospital after she developed mild-fever.

The girl tested positive for COVID-19 after a test on August 14. However, the girl failed to respond to the treatment and succumbed on August 24. A health official said, "Though many children have tested positive for COVID, the two-year-old is the first child to succumb to the virus in the district."



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