Houston boy is first pediatric COVID-19 death without underlying conditions in the city


HOUSTON (KPRC/KXAN) — A Houston boy between the ages of 10 and 19 is reported to be the first pediatric COVID-19 death without underlying health conditions in the city, the Houston Health Department says.

NBC affiliate KPRC 2 reports there have been six previous child deaths in Houston caused by the virus but with underlying conditions.

The boy was unvaccinated and died in late July at a hospital in Houston, according to KPRC. Health officials said the boy tested positive, but it’s currently unknown which variant of COVID-19 he had.

More information about the boy won’t be released because of privacy laws, KPRC said.

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