A one-year-old Georgia boy has died from coronavirus

An infant in Cobb County has become the state’s youngest person to die from coronavirus in Georgia.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the child was a one-year-old boy with a pre-existing condition.

Prior to the child’s death, the youngest person in the state to die from COVID-19 was a seven-year-old boy from Chatham County with no pre-existing conditions.

Five children under the age of 19 have died from coronavirus in Georgia. In addition to the one-year-old and seven-year-old a 14-year-old girl from Habersham County, a 15-year-old boy from Gwinnett County and a 17-year-old boy from Fulton County have died from the virus.

Georgia now has 265,372 confirmed coronavirus cases, 5,471 deaths, 24,335 hospitalizations and 4,433 ICU admissions. A total of 79 deaths were reported Friday.

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