Sixth child dies of COVID-19 in Missouri



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another child has died of COVID-19 in Missouri as the virus sickens record numbers of youths in the state. Officials with the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force said the child died last week in the St. Louis area.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that task force officials wouldn’t reveal any more information such as the child’s age, citing privacy concerns.

The death brings the total number of Missouri children younger than 18 who have died from COVID-19 to six. Health officials are blaming the more infectious delta variant and schools not taking steps to reduce spread such as requiring masks.

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