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Infant becomes youngest person to die from COVID-19 in B.C.

B.C. health officials confirmed Monday that COVID-19 was a factor in an infant’s death in January.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the infant was from the Interior Health region and was treated at BC Children’s Hospital.

Interior Health officials are working with the infant’s family.

“We won’t be providing any additional information, just recognizing the tragedy of a young life lost,” Henry said.

An infant usually refers to someone under one year of age.

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Last week, Henry announced a two-year-old child in B.C. had died of COVID-19.

She said the child lived in the Fraser Health region and was also receiving care at BC Children’s Hospital.

“Although the child had pre-existing health conditions that complicated the illness, it was the virus that caused their death,” Henry said.

-with files from Jon Azpiri

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