A child under the age of 10, who Waterloo Region’s medical officer of health said had underlying health conditions, has died due to COVID-19.
Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang confirmed the child’s death at the region’s weekly COVID-19 briefing on Friday morning.
“The child had underlying health conditions,” Wang said. “There were no school-related or childcare-related exposures in this case.”
She said this is a “rare, tragic circumstance” that serves as a “devastating reminder of the serious nature of this virus.”
“This is a heartbreaking loss and I wish to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones,” Wang added.
She said case rates are starting to increase locally.
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