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State Health Officials: 11-Year-Old Broward Girl Dies from COVID-19

An 11-year-old girl in Broward County has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to state health department records and the county’s medical examiner.

The medical examiner says Yansi Ayala, of Fort Lauderdale, died on Wednesday at Broward Health Medical Center.

She had underlying conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and asthma.

The state’s database says her infection is not believed to be travel-related.

Ayala is the youngest Broward resident to die from COVID-19.

Health officials last week confirmed that an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County had also died from the coronavirus, becoming the state’s youngest known fatality from the disease.