The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed the first death of a child due to complications from the COVID-19 virus.
The child was under the age of five and had significant underlying health conditions.
The death occurred in June and the case investigation was completed on August 6 by the State Medical Examiner.
The child’s death was publicly reported this weekend after ensuring the individual’s identity would remain protected and notifying the family.
Read more about this first COVID-19 related death in the August 26 issue of your hometown newspaper, The Twiner-Herald.