Statement on Death of Patient from COVID-19

Statement on Death of Patient from COVID-19

Valley Children’s Hospital confirms that a pediatric patient died from COVID-19 complications earlier this week. We will not be providing further details on the patient’s gender, ethnicity, age or circumstances surrounding the death, due to federal and state privacy laws.

Every day, our extraordinary team of doctors and nurses fights alongside some of the most critically ill children in the country with every means possible to enable the future every child deserves. Sometimes, we cannot overcome the overwhelming weight of the challenges some of them face, and that is distressing beyond measure. We understand how all our best efforts cannot ease the grief of our families, something we wish so deeply we could lift.

The death of this patient reaffirms that children – and no age group – are not immune from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative, now more than ever, for us to all work together to prevent further spread of this disease.

Our children deserve no less.

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