News item this morning: "CHILD UNDER FIVE DIES WITH COVID"
With Covid, not 'OF COVID".
A child under the age of five and a man in his 30s have died with COVID-19 as New South Wales recorded its deadliest day yet with more than 18 fatalities reported on Monday.
New South Wales reported 18 COVID-related fatalities and more than 20,000 cases on Monday - marking the state’s deadliest day seen since the start of the pandemic.
Six women, 11 men and a child aged under five died 'WITH' the coronavirus.
Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the child who died 'WITH' COVID-19 had "significant" underlying health conditions and died at home.
“The child from southwestern Sydney died at home and had significant underlying health conditions," she said.
Ms Chant confirmed the man in his 30s who died 'WITH' COVID-19 had not been vaccinated and she had received no information on whether he had underlying health conditions.
The fact that she empathises the age of the young man (30) and the child (5)
Suggests to me that the others who died were elderly people, who would have been knocked over by a severe common cold. But that information is unavailable.
As to the six women and the other ten men out of the 20,293 recorded COVID positive cases on Monday, it does not say whether they were doubled vaccinated, over eighty, with underlying health conditions, or whether they were COVID positive and died in a head on collision, or from some other cause.