A 9-year-old girl from Putnam County, Florida, became the state’s youngest victim of coronavirus last week.
Kimora “Kimmie” Lynum passed away on July 18, according to state health records. She had no pre-existing conditions before she died of Covid-19 complications.
According to her cousin and family spokesman Dejeon Cain, Kimmie’s mother took her to a local hospital to treat a “very high” fever.
Cain said the hospital instructed the family to return home. After doing so, Kimmie complained of not feeling well and collapsed a short time later. She did not have a detectable heartbeat, Cain added.
Cain described Kimmie as an “amazing young lady.”
“She was always happy and made everybody happy. She was phenomenal,” Cain said.
The family does not know how or where Kimmie contracted Covid-19. Cain said Kimmie appeared healthy and spent the summer at home. She did not attend school or camp, per Cain.
Kimmie’s mother has been tested for Covid-19, Cain said, but as of Saturday she has not received her results.