A 12-year-old girl that had no pre-existing conditions, is currently fighting for her life and is on life support after contracting the novel coronavirus.
Justin Anthony said that Emma, the 12-year-old girl, was diagnosed with pneumonia on March 15, 2020, and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the evening of Friday.
As of Friday last week, Emma was on a ventilator and was stable, said, Anthony.
Anthony added that 12-year-old Emma had no pre-existing conditions.
It is unknown how the 12-year-old girl contracted the virus as she had not traveled to any public places recently.
The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite Hospital confirmed that a child has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The hospital did not reveal details about the patient.
Jessica Pope, the spokeswoman of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite Hospital, said, “The patient remains in isolation, and we have consistently used appropriate precautions. Additional details will not be released due to patient privacy laws.”
According to health experts all over the world, people aged over 60 are at the most risk of death after contracting the novel coronavirus.
Children are contracting the virus and are playing a huge role in spreading the virus to other people. However, they are only developing mild symptoms from the deadly virus.
As of writing this article, the novel coronavirus has infected 339,341 people all over the world and has caused the deaths of 14,703 people.
In the United States alone, the novel coronavirus has infected 35,060 people and has killed 457 deaths.