The Belgian health authorities announced on Friday the recent death of a three-year-old girl from the coronavirus, a death that occurred “a few days ago” and whose infection with COVID-19 has been confirmed in laboratory tests.
The relationship between the minor’s death and the coronavirus has been confirmed by laboratory tests, the authorities said in a statement that the patient was found to have “serious comorbidities”. Another 18-year-old died on the same day.
“It is clear that the disease rarely kills young people, but no one is immune. It cannot be denied that the coronavirus is still present,” said a public health spokesman, Boudewijn Catry, at a press conference.
The federal government announced on Thursday that the authorities would increase control over “barrier measures” to prevent the spread of the virus, at a time when the trend is again pointing to a sharp increase in infections with an increase 89%.