Local health unit confirms death of child who tested positive for COVID

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is confirming the tragic news that a child from Wellington County, who test positive for COVID-19, has died.

Public health did not give the girl’s exact age but says she is under 10 and passed away on Monday. She had tested postive for COVID but officials say “no further information on the cause of death is available.”

In a statement, medical officer of health Dr. Nicola Mercer offered her condolences, saying “no words are sufficient to comfort those grieving this terrible loss.”