"Garfield County will follow all Public Health Orders issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and all Executive Orders issued by the Governor of Colorado related to the COVID-19 virus unless otherwise excepted or ordered". She did not disclose the exact age of the individual but added the person is from Lancaster.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told CNN's Wolf Blitzer the victim was a teen, who LA County health officials said lived in Lancaster, California.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said California is preparing for a 90-day surge and will need an additional 50,000 hospital beds to handle it.
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, described the death on Tuesday as "a devastating reminder that COVID-19 infects people of all ages". So far, 11 people have died of the virus. "Though early tests indicated a positive result for COVID-19, the case is complex and there may be an alternate explanation for this fatality". Young people in general are less likely to suffer severe symptoms from the disease.
The CDC will review his case, and eventually county officials will determine a cause of death.
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But Ms Ardern says it's better to introduce harsh measures now rather than watch the number of cases skyrocket over time. New Zealand's opposition National Party said it had put on hold its campaign for a general election on 19 September.
"Young people can and will be impacted by this virus", he said. An extensive review of 44,672 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients in China published in early March found no deaths occurred among anyone younger than 10.
As of Wednesday morning, the novel virus has infected more than 428,405 people across 169 countries and territories, resulting in over 19,120 deaths. However, experts say that younger people are still at risk from coronavirus, and a minority may contract serious cases that require hospitalization.
A separate unidentified 18-year-old in the United Kingdom died from the coronavirus on Monday.
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found juveniles "appear to have milder Covid-19 illness", with no intensive care admissions or deaths in the United States as of March 16.
One possible reason babies, toddlers and young children have not been critically threatened is due to their immature immune systems.
Only two known cases of minors dying from the disease in China, where the virus emerged late previous year, have been recorded.