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6-year-old Florida girl dies from COVID-19, becoming youngest death in the state

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 15:14:27-04

A 6-year-old girl from Hillsborough County has become the youngest person to die from Covid-19 in Florida.

According to the Florida Department of Health, her death was counted on Friday.

It's not clear how she contracted the virus, or if she had a pre-existing condition.

As of Saturday, eight children under 18 have died from the virus, and there are 47,931 cases in the state.