Georgia boy dies of COVID-19 as circumstances surge nationwide

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A 5-year-old Georgia boy with no underlying well being circumstances died of COVID-19 final week, a report stated.

Wyatt Gibson, from the town of Calhoun, misplaced his life after a brief battle with the sickness at a hospital throughout the border in Chattanooga, Tennessee, family members advised The Atlanta Journal-Structure.

“In a manner, I do know that you just’re nonetheless right here, however I miss you so rattling a lot!” the kid’s heartbroken father, Wes Gibson wrote on Fb. “I’ve misplaced my greatest buddy.”

The daddy and his toddler sister have additionally contracted coronavirus, Wyatt’s godmother, Amanda Summey advised the newspaper.

Wyatt’s dying comes as COVID-19 circumstances have once more surged throughout the nation. The spike is being fueled by the extra infectious Delta variant and a slowdown in vaccinations.

Vaccinations haven’t been licensed for youngsters underneath 12. Deaths among the many age group, nonetheless, are extraordinarily uncommon.

In line with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, of the roughly 600,000 COVID-19 deaths within the US, 335 had been of individuals underneath the age of 18, the report stated.