A 7-year-old Georgia boy who had COVID-19 when he died suffered a seizure in the bathtub and drowned, according to a report.
Chatham County Coroner Bill Wessinger said the child, who had no underlying health issues, experienced the seizure due to a high fever, CNN reported.
The boy, whose identity hasn’t been released, was found unresponsive in the tub and brought to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the outlet reported.
The cause of death was drowning, secondary to seizure due to fever from the virus, Wessinger said.
It was previously reported that the child became sick after visiting a Savannah church where he was in contact with two elderly residents who also were infected and died from the virus.
“This child’s death is absolutely tragic, and we are praying for their loved ones in this difficult time,” Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement.