An 8-year-old girl became the first child to die from a coronavirus in North Carolina. According to The Island Packet, Aurea Soto Morales, a second-grader at Creekside Elementary School, suffered an attack on Friday, May 29. She was taken to a hospital, after which she fell into a coma. She died at the UNC hospital in Chapel Hill on Monday, June 1. Oscar Henriques, a family friend, told about this newspaper.
“The heart of our entire Creekside community is broken because of the loss of one of our wonderful students, which was a bright light,” said the Creekside Elementary statement received by WRAL-TV. “Despite the fact that we must maintain physical distance due to COVID-19, we are trying to support our children, families and employees during this difficult time.” Aurea, nicknamed Yoshi, developed symptoms last week. At first, her parents became infected with the coronavirus, and then it became known that she and her sister Jennifer Morales also got COVID-19. “Everyone associates this disease with the elderly, as it is believed that they are the only ones who become infected, but this is not true,” said the girl’s sister, Jennifer Morales.
Her family was shocked not only by the fact that the girl fell ill at such a young age, but also the speed of the disease. “It just ended so fast, and I didn’t even say goodbye to her,” Jennifer said. – As soon as we left the clinic, my sister began a fit in the back of the van. I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. ”