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"Healthy" Latino Teen Died From Coronavirus; his family alerts other young people | The State

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Arnold Herrera died of coronavirus at age 19 in Chicago, although according to his family he had no previous health problems.

Herrera died on Sunday and her relatives are still surprised at how quickly it got worse Your condition. His brother Pablo Portilla said that the young man was diagnosed last week and He was recovering at home, but his condition worsened hours after ringing in the new year.

“He told us ‘Happy New Year’ and, unfortunately, he only had complications for a full day,” said Portilla. “He was in pain and we took him to the hospital, and that’s it.”

The virus “does not discriminate by age. It just happens. And we all have to be careful. We shouldn’t think, ‘Oh, yes, because I’m young, it’s not going to happen to me,’ ”Portilla warned. ABC News.

Herrera would have turned 20 in March. Records show he was the 11th person under the age of 20 to die of COVID-19 in Illinois.


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