San Diego County reports first child COVID-19-related death

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 02:25:28-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego County reported 39 additional COVID-19 fatalities Friday including the county’s first pediatric death.

The county public health officer confirmed the child was a 10-year-old boy with underlying medical conditions, but declined to release specific details because of privacy laws.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this child,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “This boy’s death is a somber reminder that this pandemic impacts everyone in our community, regardless of their age, and we must do everything we can to protect each other and slow the spread of the virus.”

Wooten continues to urge San Diegans to do the following:

  • Wash your hands
  • Watch your distance around others
  • Wear a mask
  • When sick, stay home and get tested
  • Get vaccinated when it is your turn

The "vaccination superstation" at Petco Park administered its 100,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.

San Diego County has the capacity to administer more than 20,000 vaccines daily and expects to raise that to 30,000 next week, but currently only has the supplies to administer around 10,000 vaccines a day.