7-week-old in Connecticut dies of coronavirus complications

7-week-old infant dies of coronavirus complications

HARTFORD, Conn. — A 7-week-old Connecticut child has died of complications from the coronavirus, officials said.

The unresponsive infant was taken to a hospital last week. The child could not be revived and posthumously tested positive for the coronavirus, WTNH reported.

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“This is a virus that attacks our most fragile without mercy,” Gov. Ned Lamont said on social media Wednesday. “This also stresses the importance of staying home and limiting exposure to other people. Your life and the lives of others could literally depend on it. Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time.”

While older people are more at risk, there have been some cases that impact the very young.

On Saturday, an infant less than a year old died from the coronavirus in Illinois. In China, a 10-month-old died from the coronavirus, the New England Journal of Medicine reported March 18.

There have been 85 deaths from the coronavirus in Connecticut, WTNH reported.

FILE PHOTO: A 7-week-old Connecticut child has died of complications from the coronavirus, officials said.
FILE PHOTO: A 7-week-old Connecticut child has died of complications from the coronavirus, officials said. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)