12-Year-Old Atlanta Girl ‘Battling For Her Life’ After Testing Positive For Coronavirus
Published: March 23, 2020
A 12-year-old girl who resides in Atlanta had no prior conditions, has tested positive for coronavirus. CNN reports that she is “battling for her life” in the emergency clinic, she had pneumonia on March 15th and tested positive for coronavirus on Friday night. She is now on a ventilator and is in stable condition.
The news is confirmed by Atlanta Children’s Hospital; “The patient remains in isolation, and we have consistently used appropriate precautions. Additional details will not be released due to patient privacy laws,” said Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite Hospital spokeswoman Jessica Pope.
In China, out of the 731 affirmed and 1,412 associated cases with COVID-19 in kids, one youngster, a 14-year-old, did die. Almost 6% of kids’ cases were severe, in contrast to 18.5% of adults.
Young adults and children have proven to have better outcomes than the elderly, but no person is immune to the virus.
On Wednesday, March 18th, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports show younger people are making up a significant portion of hospitalizations. Up to 20% hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States are young adults ages 20 to 44.
In the report, the cases of known ages in the US were about 2,500 patients; there were no ICU admissions reported for patients under age 19.
Anthony told CNN he had the young mother’s approval to tell her story and want people to know the seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
“I know first hand how dangerous it is,” he said. “Everyone keeps saying, ‘it doesn’t impact younger people.’ But here’s a 12-year-old fighting for her life. People need to practice social distancing. People need to take care of their children. People need to take this seriously.”
According to CNN Health, there are 620 confirmed of coronavirus in Georgia, including 25 deaths as of 1:00 p.m. on March 23rd.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp will have a COVID-19 update today at 5 p.m. with the Georgia Department of Public Health. The people of Georgia are begging on social media to issue a statewide shutdown.
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