12-year-old girl with coronavirus on ventilator, fighting for her life

12-year-old girl with coronavirus on ventilator, fighting for her life

A 12-year-old girl with no pre-existing conditions and no medical history, is "fighting for her life" in an Atlanta hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to her cousin.

The cousin, Justin Anthony, said that "Emma" was diagnosed with pneumonia on March 15 and tested positive for coronavirus on Friday night. As of Saturday, she was on a ventilator and is currently in stable condition.

Emma had no pre-existing conditions. She has not traveled recently and it's unknown how she contracted the virus, according to Anthony.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite Hospital confirmed that a current patient tested positive for Covid-19, though it declined to go into details.

Young adults have better outcomes than the elderly, but they too are not immune to the virus.

A report issued Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows younger people are making up a big portion of hospitalizations. Up to 20% of people hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States are young adults between ages 20 to 44, the study showed.

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    Charles g Hawley · 2 months ago
    Sad to see children being hit with this.God also sends the rain on the just and unjust.
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    WarER · 2 months ago
    Have you guys seen the Q messages on the Shriner’s Hospital for Children commercials?
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    Jamie England · 2 months ago
    You can purchase chlorine dioxide on ebay now. Dissolve in water and take a lot of vitamin c along with zinc. Kills the virus!
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    DD7 · 2 months ago
    I think a lot of us missed this article yesterday because it's not appearing on the right sidebar of the homepage. I just noticed it in the rotating banner.
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    Suzanne Rice · 2 months ago
    I saw the Daily Mail article about this just a little while ago. That article also said that a South Carolina 7 month old baby boy has also been diagnosed. It said he's the youngest person in this country with the virus. I live just down the interstate west of Atlanta.
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    · 2 months ago
    That is both sad and scary; it's coming but there's not much you can do but wait. Stay in prayer and insure your heart's right with God. All the prepping in the world can not stop this virus or change who it will take/affect. May God protect us or bring us home.