First-grader from Marshall dies of COVID, says MDH.

A school-aged child has died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Monday.

The child was a first-grader in Marshall who died Sunday, according to state health officials.

MDH said in a statement that they are “deeply saddened” by the death.  “While COVID-related deaths in children are rare, they can occur even in otherwise healthy children,” says the statement.

Governor Tim Walz called the news heartbreaking and sent his condolences to the child’s family.

The death will be included in Thursday’s school data update.

To date, three Minnesota children under age 18 have died of the coronavirus.


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