Child under the age of three dies with Covid-19 in South Australia – as the coroner is called in


Child under the age of three dies with Covid-19 in South Australia – as the coroner is called in to investigate the cause of the death: ‘It is very tragic’

  • The death of a toddler who has Covid-19 has been referred to the SA Coroner
  • South Australian chief health minister Nicola Spurrier called child’s loss ‘tragic’ 
  • The child had earlier been reported as having mild respiratory symptoms 

A child aged under three years has died with Covid-19 in South Australia.  

Nicola Spurrier, the state’s Chief Public Health Officer, shared the tragic news on Thursday afternoon.

She offered her condolences to the child’s parents.

The child was reported previously as well and with mild respiratory symptom.

Professor Spurrier reminded the public how important it still is to be vaccinated against Coronavirus. 

An Australian toddler who was reported previously as well and with mild respiratory symptoms has tragically died

 An Australian toddler who was reported previously as well and with mild respiratory symptoms has tragically died

A three-year-old South Australian child died with the Covid-19 on Wednesday, Nicola Spurrier, the state's Chief Public Health Officer announced

A three-year-old South Australian child died with the Covid-19 on Wednesday, Nicola Spurrier, the state’s Chief Public Health Officer announced 

‘It is a very rare occurrence but unfortunately this is a nasty virus … if we’re all vaccinated, the rate (of transmission) will be lower in the community,’ Professor Spurrier said.

The child’s exact cause of death will be determined by the SA Coroner.

It is the third time a child under the age of five has died in SA during the pandemic.

Since late November 89,098 children under 11 have tested positive. 

Six people died in SA with Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours it was announced.  They ranged in age from their 70s to their 90s.

In total 491 South Australians have died with the virus. 

The last national daily Covid death toll reported 72 Australians died with the virus in the 24 hours to June 15.

Six people died in SA with Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours it was announced. They ranged in age from their 70s to their 90s

Six people died in SA with Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours it was announced. They ranged in age from their 70s to their 90s

SA recorded 2,983 new cases on Thursday, while in Victoria there were 7,889 new cases and 9,117 in New South Wales. In Queensland there were 4,434 new cases and the figure was 6,249 in Western Australia.

More than 95 per cent of eligible Australians are fully vaccinated. 

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