A 5-year-old girl became the first child to die from COVID-19, after she died on Sunday morning at Beaumont Royal Oak.
The family of Skylar Herbert confirmed the information Sunday night.
Before Sunday, the youngest person who died from coronavirus in Michigan was 20-years-old.
Beaumont Health released a statement Sunday night.
“The loss of a child, at any time, under any circumstances, is a tragedy. We are heartbroken that COVID-19 has taken the life of a child. We extend our deepest sympathy to Skylar’s family and all others who have lost a loved one to this virus. Beaumont Health’