A Lancaster teenage boy who died of coronavirus died of septic shock, and his father is also infected with the virus, the town’s mayor mentioned Tuesday.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris mentioned in an interview that the father “had shut contact on the job with the general public day by day.” It’s unclear how the teenager acquired the virus.

“That is actually terrible to lose a baby,” Parris mentioned.

The Los Angeles County Public Well being Division mentioned it was working to substantiate how the teenager contracted the virus and whether or not he suffered from any underlying well being points. They’re also trying into whether or not the case marks the primary demise of a minor linked to coronavirus within the nation.

“It is a devastating reminder that COVID-19 impacts folks of all ages,” L.A. County Public Well being Division Director Barbara Ferrer mentioned.

In response, Parris mentioned he’s asking that each one kids to remain indoors and is working to safe 100,000 coronavirus check kits. He expressed frustration on the lack of testing.

“They aren’t testing hardly anyone. So we aren’t going to attend for the county. We’re going to present our personal checks,” he mentioned.

Authorities also confirmed a further 128 instances of coronavirus an infection, bringing the county’s whole to 662. Of these, 42% are in folks ages 18 to 40, and 39% are in folks 41 to 65.

In response to a Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention report launched final week, there had been no coronavirus fatalities in the USA of folks below 18. The report also mentioned there had been no reported ICU admissions for folks below 19.