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Teenage Boy Becomes The Youngest Person To Die With Covid-19 In Australia

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Teenage Boy Becomes The Youngest Person To Die With Covid-19 In Australia

A Sydney teenager has become the youngest person to die with coronavirus in Australia.

Osama Suduha, 15, was being treated in hospital for pneumococcal meningitis and had also tested positive for Covid-19.

The Kingsgrove North High School student died last night.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said his family gave permission for his story to be released to the public.

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"This has been cleared by his family. I can confirm that there is someone admitted to hospital that is 15 and that the cause of their admission, whilst they are COVID positive, is related to another health condition," she told reporters yesterday (August 15).

"The family has agreed that we can indicate that he has pneumococcal meningitis."

7News said it's unclear whether the boy caught the coronavirus before or after contracting meningitis.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has told the news network that Osama's death is 'an incredible tragedy'.

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Forty-eight people have died with coronavirus during this latest outbreak in New South Wales, while the death toll for the whole length of the pandemic is at 104.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters during her daily press conference yesterday that four others had died in the 24-hour period from Saturday (August 14).

"A female in her 50s in southwest Sydney at Campbelltown Hospital (who) wasn't vaccinated, a female in her 70s at Royal North Shore Hospital who was only recently given her first dose, a man in his 80s at Liverpool Hospital who wasn't vaccinated and a female in her 80s at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital who was vaccinated but did have under­lying chronic conditions," Ms Berejiklian said.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Australia

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