The child had underlying health conditions.
A child under the age of 10 with COVID-19 has died, according to Waterloo's medical officer of health, Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang.
"Today I am very sad to report the death of a young child under the age of 10 due to COVID-19," said Wang in a COVID-19 community update on Friday.
Wang clarified that "The child had underlying health conditions. There were no school-related or child-care-related exposures in this case."
"This is a rare but tragic circumstance and a devastating reminder of the serious nature of this virus. This is a heartbreaking loss and I wish to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones."
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