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5 Year Old Becomes the Youngest Person to Die of COVID-19 in Michigan

A 5 year old in Michigan has died of COVID-19, becoming the youngest person in Michigan to die due to the virus.

Her mum, LeVondria Herbert, told Detroit News that her daughter, Skylar, contracted the disease in March and later developed brain swelling and a rare form of meningitis.

Skylar and her parents.

She said ”Skylar received care at Beaumont Health in Royal Oak, Michigan and was at first showing signs of improvement, but her condition later got serious.“We decided to take her off the ventilator because her improvement had stopped.

”The doctors told us that it was possible she was brain dead, and we basically just knew she wasn’t coming back to us.”

On their parts, Beaumont Health, where Skylar died and her place of worship, Metropolitan Church of God, sent their condolences to the family for their loss.

That smile Sure does brighten.

“We are heartbroken that COVID-19 has taken the life of a child. We extend our deepest sympathy to Skylar’s family and all others who have lost a loved one to this virus,” the statement from Beaumont Health read.

While the Facebook post from her church read thus:

“Skylar touched our hearts with her cheerful spirit and brightened our Sunday’s with her smile. We thank God for gracing our congregation with her life and find solace in knowing that she now rests in the Lord’s presence. Please keep Sis. Faustina Green (grandmother) and Skylar’s parents lifted in prayer.”

Before Skylar Herbert’s death, the youngest person to ever die from COVID-19 was a 20 year old.

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