AUGUSTA, Georgia – A 9-year-old boy from South Carolina died of COVID-19 in a Georgia hospital last week.
The child, who was not identified, died at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta.
He was a fourth grader at North Augusta Elementary School, according to our ABC daughter in Augusta, WJBF.
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The boy was one of two children in the Aikin County School District who died last week, according to WFXG. The other student, who was also not identified, was in 10th grade. The cause of her death was not disclosed, but the coroner told WJBF that the death of another Aiken County student related to COVID-19 is being investigated.
“The Aiken High School family is deeply saddened by the recent death of one of our students. Our condolences and thoughts go to their families, friends, teachers and all members of our Hornet family who have supported them, ”Aiken High School officials said in a statement shared by Aiken Standard.
The South Carolina General Assembly passed law banning schools from requiring students or staff to wear masks.
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On August 16, students in Aiken County returned to school.
After the first week of class, three elementary school students with COVID-19 were hospitalized. A fourth elementary school student was hospitalized last week, according to Aiken Standard.
Last week the district reported that there were more than 4,000 students in quarantine, representing more than 17% of the district’s population.
The district plans to hold a meeting on the COVID-19 outbreak at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening
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