Three-year-old Belgian girl dies of COVID-19: Official

An area is cordoned off to keep social distance during the reopening of stores as Belgium began easing lockdown restrictions following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium May 11, 2020. (Reuters)

A three-year-old girl was among the latest series of deaths from the coronavirus epidemic in Belgium, officials said Friday, as the country confronts a worrying growth in new infections.

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Health spokesman Boudewijn Catry said three people die each day in Belgium from COVID-19, including recently the toddler and an 18-year-old.

“It's true that it's rare that a young person dies of COVID-19, but it's clear that no-one is immune,” he warned, after the number of new infections per week in Belgium jumped by 89 percent.

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Last Update: Friday, 24 July 2020 KSA 12:42 - GMT 09:42