SAN DIEGO–Public health officials reported its first pediatric COVID-19 death of a 10-year-old boy with underlying medical conditions.
There were 39 new COVID-19 deaths reported on Feb. 4. The region’s total is 2,777, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency.
Of the 39 new deaths reported, 21 people who died were 80 years or older, nine people were in their 70s, five people were in their 60s, two were in their 50s, one person was in their 40s.
According to public health officials, 37 had underlying medical conditions, one did not have any underlying conditions and one had medical history pending.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of this child,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “This boy’s death is a somber reminder that this pandemic impacts everyone in our community, regardless of their age, and we must do everything we can to protect each other and slow the spread of the virus.”
About 1,453 cases were reported to the county on Feb. 4. The region’s total is now 244,069.
The county said 10,517 cases have required hospitalization, and 1,488 cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.