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A 6-year-old girl is the youngest person to die of Covid-19 in Florida, state says

August 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 25: A healthcare provider put on their personal protective equipment (PPE) before administering coronavirus tests to patients at the Lee Davis Community Resource Center on June 25, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. The USF Health system partnered with the Hillsborough County Government to provide coronavirus testing at several location sites throughout the county. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images)

A 6-year-old girl from Hillsborough County became the youngest person to die from coronavirus complications in Florida, health officials said.

(CNN)A 6-year-old girl from Hillsborough County became the youngest person to die from coronavirus complications in Florida, health officials said.

The girl is among the 119 deaths reported by the state on Friday, according to data from the Florida Department of Health.

Eight minors in Florida have died from Covid-19, according to the latest health records.

The girl, who had no known underlying health conditions, died July 18 in Putnam County.

The others were an 11-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl in Miami-Dade County, an 11-year-old girl in Broward County, a 16-year-old girl in Lee County, a 17-year-old boy in Pasco County and a 17-year-old boy in Manatee County.

The county has had 159 fatalities, health officials said.

Florida has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.

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