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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