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Child Dies In Pima County From Flu-Related Virus, Not COVID-19

Pima County Health Department

Pima County health officials say the county has recorded its first death this year of a child from complications related to the flu virus.  The county Health Department said the child's death is not related to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

According to the department, the elementary school-age child got ill and died in late February and an investigation has determined that the death was caused by a flu infection.

Dr. Bob England, the county health director, says the current public health focus is on the coronavirus outbreak, but that the child's death from the flu is a somber reminder that other respiratory illnesses also cause sad outcomes.

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