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Five-year-old girl who told her parents a month ago that she had died of a headache from the corona virus

Five-year-old girl who told her parents a month ago that she had a headache dies of the coronavirus after being on a ventilator

  • Detroit, Michigan-based Skylar Herbert, 5, who complained of headaches to her parents a month ago, has died after contracting the corona virus
  • After spending two weeks on a ventilator, Skylar died Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19 in March and later developing a rare form of meningitis
  • Skylar’s mom LaVondria says her child’s improvement had stopped and doctors said she may have been brain dead.
  • The daughter of first responders in Detroit, Skylar is believed to be the first child infected with the corona virus and died in Michigan.
  • Before her, the youngest person to die of COVID-19 was 20, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • There are 31,348 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan, which are blamed for 2,389 deaths
  • Read more about how you can help people affected by COVID

A 5-year-old Michigan girl who complained of a headache to her parents a month ago has died after contracting the corona virus.

After spending two weeks on a ventilator, Skylar Herbert of Detroit died Sunday after a positive test for COVID-19 in March.

Later she developed a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling.

Her mom LaVondria said Skylar’s improvement had stopped and doctors said she may have been brain dead.

Skylar Herbert, a 5-year-old girl from Detroit, Michigan who complained of headaches to her parents a month ago, died after contracting the corona virus

Skylar Herbert, a 5-year-old girl from Detroit, Michigan who complained of headaches to her parents a month ago, died after contracting the corona virus

After two weeks of respiration, Skylar died on Sunday after a positive test for COVID-19 in March. Later she developed a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling. Her mother LaVondria said Skylar's improvement stopped. Mother and daughter are depicted from a Facebook post

After two weeks of respiration, Skylar died on Sunday after a positive test for COVID-19 in March. Later she developed a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling. Her mother LaVondria said Skylar's improvement stopped. Mother and daughter are depicted from a Facebook post

After two weeks of respiration, Skylar died on Sunday after a positive test for COVID-19 in March. Later she developed a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling. Her mother LaVondria said Skylar’s improvement stopped. Mother and daughter are depicted from a Facebook post

Skylar is pictured with her parents Ebbie and LaVondria Herbert. “We really just knew she wouldn’t come back to us,” said LaVondria

“We really just knew she wouldn’t come back to us,” said the mother Detroit News reports.

The daughter of first responders in Detroit, Skylar is believed to be the first child infected with the corona virus and died in Michigan.

Before her, the youngest person to die of COVID-19 was 20, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

There are 31,348 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan, which are blamed for 2,389 deaths.

In the United States, there are 759,204 confirmed cases and 40,276 deaths.

Skylar went to hospital on April 3 and developed meningoencephalitis, a rare complication of the coronavirus, which caused swelling of brain tissue and a lesion on her frontal lobe, her parents said.

A spokesperson for Beaumont Health called Skylar’s death a “tragedy.”

“The loss of a child at any time and under any circumstances is a tragedy. We are heartbroken that COVID-19 took the life of a child. We express our deepest sympathy for the family of Skylar and everyone else who has lost a loved one to this virus, “the spokesperson wrote in a statement.

Skylar’s death follows another virus-related death that led to complications.

A 58-year-old woman with COVID-19 at the Henry Ford Health System last month developed acute necrotizing encephalitis. It was the first time that the virus was associated with an infection of the central nervous system that usually affects children.

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