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Kansas reports fifth child death from COVID-19

October 28, 2021 GMT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A fifth child has died of COVID-19 in Kansas, according to state health officials.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday the child was between 10 and 17 but it provided no other information, including when the death occurred.

Three of the children who died from the virus were in the 10-17 age group and the others were 9 or younger, according to health department statistics.

In the past week, the state recorded 5,807 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,460 children. Seven children were among the 249 new hospitalizations in the last week.

Another 160 deaths were recorded but that includes health officials reconciling death reports from the last several months. Health department data shows 6,345 people have died from COVID-19 in Kansas since the pandemic began.