A 12-year-old girl died in Belgium from Covid-19, a very rare case, the country's health authorities announced on Tuesday during their daily review of the pandemic.
"It is a very rare event, but one that upsets us," said Dr. Emmanuel André, one of the authorities' spokespersons. This is the first time that the death of a child has been reported in Belgium, where a total of 705 people died as a result of the new coronavirus, according to official figures.
The condition of the girl who tested positive for Covid-19 deteriorated after three days of fever. He is the youngest victim in Europe, after the death of Julie, 16 years old in France, and that of a 14 year old child in Portugal.
In addition, 94 other deaths were recorded in the country in 24 hours, where there are nearly 5,000 hospitalizations.