During the briefing, the Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Drs. Jong Khaldan gave an update on the state’s COVID-19 number. Khaldun said there are more than 85,500 people in Michigan who are alive at least 30 days after the onset of their symptoms.
“And that’s a good sign, but I want to be very clear: Death is not the only outcome that matters,” Khaldun said. “Some people who survive need a lung transplant. Some people who survive have kidney failure and end up on dialysis. And we know that there are some people who have heart inflammation. “
“And the children have not survived the disease, either,” she continued. “I’m very sorry to hear this week of a 2-month-old baby boy in Michigan who died because of COVID-19. My condolences to his parents and family.”
More information about the child was not shared. CBS News has reached out to MDHHS for more information
Khaldun said studies show that children are less likely to become seriously ill with COVID-19 “they still can and they can pass it on to others, including adults.” Those likely to become seriously ill with COVID-19. “
. Khaldun said a diagnosis of multisystem inflammatory syndrome, otherwise known as MIS-C, is a disease associated with COVID-19, which can cause multiple organs to fail.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 16 children across the US have died from a rare condition.
“COVID-19 is not something to be taken lightly and the measures the governor has taken are important,” Khaldun continued. “We are fighting COVID-19 because we not only want people to live, but people for long lives.”
Khaldun reminded people to wear masks, wash hands and keep their distance to help slow the spread of the virus. According to state data, there are 114,692 COVID-19 cases and 6,632 deaths in Michigan on Thursday.
New data from last week shows that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), more than 500,000 children in the US have tested positive for the epidemic. The report statesThe US has 103 for children due to coronavirus. In a subset of data analyzed from 42 states and New York City, children accounted for 0–0.3% of all COVID-19 deaths, and reported zero child deaths in 18 states.