A 5-year-old girl has died after contracting meningitis, as an infrequent complication of coronavirus. Miss Skylar Herbert told her parents she had a bad headache about a month ago, but it wasn’t a symptom of coronavirus.
A trip to her GP saw him test for strep throat, she was given antibiotics and sent home to rest.
Mum LaVondria Herbert, 46, told the BBC News: “She had been crying all night and saying the headache would not go away.
“We called the doctor back, and they told us that it takes the medication 48 hours to kick in and to give it some time, but because she was crying so bad, I told my husband we needed to take her to emergency, because I just didn’t know.”
She and husband Ebbie, are first responders in Detroit, so took their daughter to the Beaumont Royal Oak hospital.
Skylar tested positive for Covid-19 and was released the next day to recover at home, but the family arrived back at the hospital the next day when her dad Ebbie began having shortness of breath and coughing.
Mrs Herbert said: “Me and Skylar waited in the car, but out of nowhere, Skylar began complaining about her head hurting again and then she just threw up.” Read Here