Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has confirmed the death of a six-week-old infant who had contracted the coronavirus. Lamont said the infant was from the Hartford area and was brought unresponsive to a hospital last week and could not be revived.
“We believe this is one of the youngest lives lost anywhere due to complications relating to COVID-19,” Lamont tweeted. “This is a virus that attacks our most fragile without mercy.”
This marked the second coronavirus-related infant death in less than a week, after Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced on Saturday the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago.