“8-year-old North Carolina girl dies after getting coronavirus”
June 4, 2020 | 10:50am
Aurea Soto Morales, who was a second-grader at Creekside Elementary School, died Monday after she was hospitalized at UNC Hospital with severe complications from the virus, news station WNCN reported.
The young girl, who goes by “Yoshi,” started feeling sick last week after both of her parents tested positive for the virus.
“My sister and I started to get the COVID-19 symptoms,” her sister, Jennifer Morales, told the outlet.
Morales said her sister then suffered a seizure Friday and was rushed to the hospital, according to the report.
“On Saturday, her brain started to swell up and she went into a coma,” Morales told the outlet.
She ultimately succumbed to complications from the virus Monday — and now her family’s urging parents to take the illness seriously.
“Everyone associates it with old people, as they think they’re the only ones who are going to get it, but that’s not true. My sister got it,” Morales said.
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