NBC affiliate WAVY reports that Another child under the age of 10 died of Covid 19 in Virginia. The child who died was in the Eastern health region. Additional details were not released to protect the privacy of the child and family.
This comes the day after WAVY reported the death of 10-year-old Teresa Sperry, whose family said she died of Covid 19. The Virginia Department of Health is reporting that five children under the age of 10 have died of, while eight children ages 10-19 have died of the virus.
Millions of those children returned to classrooms for in-person instruction in recent weeks, with some districts requiring masks and others not, in one of the nation’s most hotly debated topics. Pfizer said its two-dose Covid 19 vaccine has shown to be safe, while prompting a “well tolerated” and “robust” antibody response among the younger, targeted group.