Buleleng COVID-19 Handling Task Force has reported the first case of a child who has died from COVID-19 on the island.
The Spokesman of Buleleng Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Nyoman Genep explained that he received a report about the death of a child from COVID-19 on Saturday (20/3). “It was the first time we had a child below 18 years old who died from COVID-19. Because usually the fatality rate from Covid-19 is averaged above 40 years old,” Genep said on Saturday (20/3).
Genep noted that the child was a 13-year-old girl from Busungbiu, Buleleng. “She was rushed to the hospital on Friday (19/3) midnight by her parents after showing some symptoms of COVID-19. She lost her consciousness while having fever and respiratory problem at the same time” Genep added. The patient also had a seizure while she was sleeping before arriving at the hospital that night.
According to the data from Buleleng COVID-19 Handling Task Force, all of the children who were infected with COVID-19 had recovered within a short period of time.
Meanwhile, the current active COVID-19 cases in Buleleng are 130 patients, 63 of them are undergoing self-isolation, and the rest are getting treatment at the hospital. The cumulative COVID-19 case in Buleleng is 2,681 cases, with 2,440 recoveries and 4.1 percent death.
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