LOS ANGELES                 –               California officers on Tuesday pleaded for younger folks to heed security warnings over the brand new coronavirus after a teen examined optimistic and died.

It will be the primary recognized juvenile dying from the COVID-19 sickness in the USA.  A press release by the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being warned the reason for dying “will require further evaluation.”

“Though earlier tests indicated a positive result for COVID-19, the case is complex and there may be an alternate explanation for this fatality,” it mentioned.

The novel coronavirus will not be usually extreme for juveniles, and the unidentified youth from Lancaster — simply north of Los Angeles — didn’t have any pre-existing medical situations, Mayor Eric Garcetti mentioned.

“A teenager in good health succumbed to this virus,” mentioned Garcetti, calling the fatality a “sober reminder that this can take anyone.”

“To the young people that are out there — this can hit you too. Know that your behavior can save a life, and can take a life. And that life could be yours,” he added. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris informed the Los Angeles Instances the affected person was a teenage boy who died of septic shock and the boy’s father was additionally contaminated with coronavirus. California Governor Gavin Newsom emphasised that {the teenager}’s dying ought to be a warning to all, noting that half of the folks contaminated in California are between the ages of 18 and 49.“What more evidence do you need than the loss of a young person’s life?” mentioned Newsom. “I just cannot impress upon young people out there more, the seriousness of this moment, and how critical they are to ultimately getting us on the other side by practicing that social distancing.”

Newsom mentioned whereas hospitalization charges are greater amongst older folks, the virus was hitting all age teams. “ Young people can and will be impacted by this virus,” he mentioned.

“With this tragic death, it is a reminder for everybody to take this seriously,” he added.

A number of research have discovered the virus disproportionately impacts older sufferers and people with underlying situations.

A latest report by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) discovered juveniles “appear to have milder” sickness, with no intensive care admissions or deaths within the US as of March 16.

“Similar to reports from other countries, this finding suggests that the risk for serious disease and death from COVID-19 is higher in older age groups,” it discovered, utilizing the scientific time period for the illness brought on by the SARS-coV-2 virus.