A 12-year-old girl in Belgium has become the youngest person in Europe to die from coronavirus. ‘Yesterday, a 12-year-old girl has died. She had tested positive for the coronavirus.
.The COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have spread to Belgium on 4 February 2020, when a Belgian national out of a group of nine Belgians repatriated from Wuhan to Brussels was reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus. Transmission within Belgium was then confirmed early March, and was linked to holidaymakers returning from Northern Italy at the end of the half-term holidays.The epidemic increased rapidly in March–April 2020. By the end of March, cases had been registered in all 10 provinces of the country.
Yesterday, a 12-year-old girl has died. She had tested positive for the coronavirus.
After three days of having a fever, her health suddenly worsened,’ professor Steven Van Gucht said at a press conference on Tuesday. ‘This is something that touches all of us deeply, as parents and as people, and we want to give our sincerest condolences to her parents, family, and friends. ‘This reminds us that this can have complications for people of all ages, even though this is very exceptional. We do not know why this happens sometimes.