PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. – Florida has recorded its youngest death from COVID-19, a 9-year-old girl.
Kimora Lynum died last Saturday in Putnam County, a community located between Jacksonville and Orlando.
Her family says Kimmie had no underlying health conditions when she developed a very high fever.
Relatives say Kimmie was taken to the hospital for treatment, but was sent home. The child collapsed a short time later and died after her heart failed.
Her family has no idea how or where Kimmie contracted coronavirus.
Her grief-stricken mother says the child was healthy, stayed home all summer and she had no contact with anyone who had COVID-19.
The 9-year-old is the fifth child in Florida to die from the virus. More than 400,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the state, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.