Yansi Ayala, an 11-year-old Fort Lauderdale resident, died of coronavirus- related complications at the Broward Medical Health Center, according to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper.
The girl was among the most vulnerable population, suffering from a genetic condition, asthma, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy, according to that county’s medical examiner.
The youngest, who according to data from the Florida Department of Health is one of the youngest people to die from COVID-19 in the state, is the second child under the age of 11 to die in the south of Florida, in the last two weeks.
The other victim is a boy who lived in Miami-Dade County and who was also among the most vulnerable population to worsen if he got the coronavirus.
Florida coronavirus deaths on the rise
The Florida Department of Health reported in its report Thursday that coronavirus cases rose to 232,718 among residents of the state and elsewhere.
The total deaths totaled 4,009, after a day that the state broke the record in the number of deaths, with 120 deaths from COVID-19.
In Miami-Dade, there are 55,961 cases of coronavirus and in Broward 23,102, according to the latest report.
Between both counties there are 79,063 cases, being the counties that most concentrate the total number of people infected with coronavirus in all of Florida. The third county with the most coronavirus cases in Palm Beach, with 18,656.
The report indicates that 1,092 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in Miami-Dade and 427 in Broward.
There is currently a debate in South Florida, due to state and federal government orders, that schools be fully open after the summer.
But, according to a survey published on Noticias 23 social networks, more than 70% of parents in Miami-Dade and Broward prefer to leave their children in the form of online education, at least with the current situation of the coronavirus in Florida.
If you or someone in your family believes you have symptoms of coronavirus, the authorities’ recommendation is that, to avoid infection, you should stay home and call the health center’s toll-free line. They also offer a list of places where people with symptoms can be tested.
If you have questions you can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-7796121 or send an email to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.