Parents of first Michigan child to die from COVID-19 share heartbreak

Skylar Herbert was 5

Parents share their heartbreak over 5-year-old's death from COVID-19.

DETROIT – The family of the first Michigan child to die from coronavirus (COVID-19) spoke Monday afternoon, sharing their pain after losing their daughter.

Skylar Herbert, 5, died Sunday morning at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She developed a rare condition after getting COVID-19.

LaVondria and Ebbie Herbert urged people to follow orders to stay home as they spoke about Skylar.

Hear from them in the video above.

Before Skylar’s death, the youngest person to die from COVID-19 in Michigan was 20.

As of Monday afternoon, the state’s death toll is 2,468, and 32,000 people have tested positive for the virus.

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