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5-year-old girl becomes the first child to die from COVID-19 in Michigan

Before Sunday, the youngest person who died from coronavirus in Michigan was 20-years-old.
Before Sunday, the youngest person who died from coronavirus in Michigan was 20-years-old.

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A 5-year-old girl died Sunday morning at Beaumont Royal Oak, becoming the first child to die from COVID-19 in Michigan.

Update April 19 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 31,424; Death toll now at 2,391 with 3,237 recoveries reported

The family of Skylar Herbert confirmed the information Sunday night.

Before Sunday, the youngest person who died from coronavirus in Michigan was 20-years-old.

Beaumont Health released a statement Sunday night.

Anyone who believes they might have coronavirus should follow the CDC guidelines. Michigan.gov has a list of resources available to those concerned about COVID-19.

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