4-year-old dies of COVID-19, becoming RivCo’s youngest pandemic victim

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RIVERSIDE - The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed its youngest victim in Riverside County, a 4-year-old child with no underlying health issues, health officials confirmed. According to the Riverside University Health System, the unidentified child died during the first week of August, but it was not reported as a COVID fatality until the cause of death was verified. No other information about the child, including a city of residence, was released. "Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the family, friends and others who are impacted by the death of this child,'' county Public Health Officer Dr. Geoffrey Leung said in a statement. "This tragedy reminds us that this virus does not discriminate between the young and old. The death of this child strengthens our commitment to halt this pandemic b
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