Feb 05, 2021 7:45 PM

KDHE reports death of 6-year-old due to COVID-19

Posted Feb 05, 2021 7:45 PM
<a href="https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas">KDHE image</a>&nbsp;Friday February 5, 2021
KDHE image Friday February 5, 2021

TOPEKA —The state's COVID-19 case update Friday included the death of a 6-year-old, according to the Kansas Department of Health.

This is the youngest virus death reported in Kansas. The child died in November and the death certificate was finalized this week, connecting the death to COVID-19.

Due to patient privacy laws, KDHE provided no further details about the death of the child.

According to the KHDE, a COVID-19 death is any person who dies and their death certificate lists COVID-19 or SARS-CO-V-2 as the underlying cause of death or a significant contributing factor to death.

The state's virus death toll topped 4100 Friday with the addition of of 206 additional deaths linked to COVID-19

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Friday February 5, 2021 KDHE image
Friday February 5, 2021 KDHE image