11-year-old Fort Lauderdale girl dies from COVID-19

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – An 11-year-old girl in Broward County has died from complications of COVID-19, according to state health department records and the county’s medical examiner.

Yansi Ayala, of Fort Lauderdale, died Wednesday at Broward Health Medical Center, according to the medical examiner.

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

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

Ayala is the youngest Broward resident to die as a result of the virus.

Last week it was confirmed that an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County died from COVID-19, becoming the state’s youngest known fatality from the disease.

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