Mexico City / 07.21.2021 08:03:14
A child under the age of 9 in Formosa, Argentina, died after being infected with covid-19 and, according to the health authorities of the region, the child’s mother would have taken him first to a healer and not to a doctor to treat him.
According to the Argentine newspaper The clarin, the minister of the Formosan government, Jorge González, indicated that on Tuesday 248 new cases of coronavirus and six deaths were detected, including the case of this minor, who lived in the town of Costa Alegre.
The infectologist Julián Bibolini explained that the child “had no risk factors and entered the hospital with a picture of severe pneumonia.”
“He required oxygen quickly but, despite the treatment, the child had an arrest” (…) by references from health personnel, the child had three or four previous days with symptoms of covid-19 and it was detected that the family consulted a healer and not the health system initially ”.
The boy was diagnosed with covid-19 after a rapid antigen test, but the suffering of some comorbidities is being investigated.