California reports its first teen death related to coronavirus

A teenager in the Central Valley died of causes related to COVID-19, becoming the first juvenile death in California, public health officials announced Friday.

Officials said the teen had underlying health conditions but declined to provide additional information about their age or county of residence, citing patient privacy concerns.

“Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of this young person whose death is a tragic and powerful reminder of how serious COVID-19 can be,” Dr. Sonia Angell, the state public health officer, said in a news release.

No other COVID-19-related death of a person under 18 has been confirmed by the state since the pandemic began. In March, Los Angeles County public health officials announced that a 17-year-old was believed to have died of causes related to the virus but later said more investigation was needed.

The news comes as the Central Valley has emerged as a hot spot for new coronavirus cases in California, accounting for all of the top five counties with the highest number of new cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times’ statewide coronavirus tracker.

Kern County topped the list, reporting 1,283.3 cases per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days, followed by Colusa County with 768.7, Merced with 651.1, Kings with 599.6 and Tulare with 599.6.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.

Entertainment & Arts

Actor Bryan Callen accused of sexual assault, misconduct

Entertainment & Arts

Actor Bryan Callen accused of sexual assault, misconduct

Four women say they were mistreated by comedian Bryan Callen, describing troubling sexual incidents ranging from assault to misconduct to disturbing comments.

California

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered near San Fernando rattles Greater L.A.

California

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered near San Fernando rattles Greater L.A.

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake centered near San Fernando struck at 4:29 a.m., followed by a 3.3 quake at 4:38 and a 3.8 quake at 6:48.

California

Coronavirus outbreak at USC’s fraternity row leaves at least 40 people infected

California

Coronavirus outbreak at USC’s fraternity row leaves at least 40 people infected

Around 40 individuals on USC’s fraternity-filled 28th Street have contracted the virus. Both UCLA and USC have reported over 150 positive cases.

Television

Steinem and Smeal: Why ‘Mrs. America’ is bad for American women

Television

Steinem and Smeal: Why ‘Mrs. America’ is bad for American women

Science

Those coronavirus vaccines leading the race? Don’t ditch the masks quite yet

Science

Those coronavirus vaccines leading the race? Don’t ditch the masks quite yet

The first wave of coronavirus vaccines might be like a flu shot, experts say, curbing symptoms in some patients but not protecting them from COVID-19.

California

Less stress, better grades: With schools closed, some kids thrive

California

Less stress, better grades: With schools closed, some kids thrive

When the pandemic caused schools to shutter, some students relished more free time, less-stressful classes and a lack of bullying.

California

Health crisis looming inside a health crisis: People are avoiding going to the doctor

California

Health crisis looming inside a health crisis: People are avoiding going to the doctor

Americans are avoiding hospitals and clinics, even when they shouldn’t be. Experts expect a jump in preventable diseases after the pandemic eases.

Lifestyle

Full bladders, closed bathrooms. Strategies for peeing while out during coronavirus

Lifestyle

Full bladders, closed bathrooms. Strategies for peeing while out during coronavirus

Travelers are finding many public restrooms closed these days, due to the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know about finding a place to go when you’re on the go.

Lifestyle

Your friend is throwing a party during a pandemic. How do you say no?

Lifestyle

Your friend is throwing a party during a pandemic. How do you say no?

How to politely turn down an invitation to socialize while there’s still a pandemic going on.

California

Brush fire threatens homes in Chatsworth area

California

Brush fire threatens homes in Chatsworth area

California

Pastor says AME church struck by racist vandalism will move on as FBI investigates

California

Pastor says AME church struck by racist vandalism will move on as FBI investigates

Pastor Carieta Cain Grizzell found racist slurs and threats carved into Murph-Emmanuel AME Church outside Sacramento. The FBI is investigating.

California

Protester had hands up when LAPD officer shot him in head with projectile, video shows

California

Protester had hands up when LAPD officer shot him in head with projectile, video shows

LAPD officer’s body camera shows a man with hands up being shot in the head with a projectile as police advance on fleeing protesters in late May.

California

31 workers at 4 Bay Area Costcos are infected by COVID-19; stores stay open

California

31 workers at 4 Bay Area Costcos are infected by COVID-19; stores stay open

Officials believe most of the workers contracted coronavirus in the community, not at the Costco sites.

California

After 250 years, Esselen Tribe regains a piece of its ancestral homeland

California

After 250 years, Esselen Tribe regains a piece of its ancestral homeland

A $4.5-million land deal, brokered by Portland-based environmental group Western Rivers Conservancy, will transfer a 1,199-acre parcel of wilderness along the Little Sur River to the tribe in the name of conservation and cultural resilience.

Sign up for the latest news, best stories and what they mean for you, plus answers to your questions.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.

Source: https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/CBMicGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmxhdGltZXMuY29tL2NhbGlmb3JuaWEvc3RvcnkvMjAyMC0wNy0zMS9jYWxpZm9ybmlhLXJlcG9ydHMtZmlyc3QtdGVlbi1kZWF0aC1yZWxhdGVkLWZyb20tY29yb25hdmlydXPSAQA?oc=5

News – California reports its first teen death related to coronavirus

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *