[Ed. – Some spring breakers have also tested positive.]
A mother in the United Kingdom issued a stark warning to young people who are skeptical about the effects of the coronavirus after her 21-year-old daughter died from the disease.
Chloe Middleton … succumbed to the illness on Sunday even though she had no preexisting medical conditions that would make it difficult to battle the mysterious virus, according to her family.
“My beautiful, kind-hearted niece, Chloe, has passed away from COVID-19,” Middleton’s aunt wrote on Facebook. “She had no underlying health issues. My loved ones are going through the most unimaginable pain. We are shattered beyond belief.”
Contrary to early guidance provided by doctors and researchers studying the coronavirus pandemic, an uptick in young people suffering from the illness has alarmed officials — including White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, who said last week she was concerned about young people getting “seriously ill” in Italy.