COVID Complications Cause the Death of 7-Year-Old Girl From Tennessee

COVID Complications Cause the Death of 7-Year-Old Girl From Tennessee

Unfortunately, health complications occurring after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus still happen nowadays. Developing a severe neurological response to the coronavirus is certainly not something to mess around with. Such a condition killed a 7-year old girl from Knox County in the American state of Tennessee, according to Knox News.

The girl’s name is Adalyn Rita Graviss, and she was a student in second grade at Rocky Hill Elementary School. An auto-immune disorder was triggered by a COVID infection while the girl was suffering from Raynaud’s syndrome.

It started with a low-grade fever

Adalyn died Monday night. She started with a low-grade fever that developed on Friday. Her situation worsened “all of a sudden”. The girl was hospitalized on Saturday night and later transferred to Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital from Vanderbilt University on Monday, which is located in Nashville.

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Jennifer Kowalski-Graviss, the mother of the girl, said as quoted by Knox News:

The whole school held prayer groups. It was so amazing. She was so loved. She lighted up everyone’s life.

Tina Holt, the Rocky Hill Principal, declared in a message that was shared with parents of the school the following, as the same source quotes:

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of our students,

Our thoughts are with all those who are grieving, especially the Graviss family.

If we take a look at, we can rapidly see that countries such as the USA, Brazil, France, Russia, Italy, and others are reporting huge numbers of COVID infections every day. In the USA, for instance, over 180,000 infections were reported yesterday, along with more than 2,800 deaths caused by the coronavirus.

As it was clear for so many times that children can also get infected with COVID, unfortunately, all we can do is hope that the pandemic will end soon enough.


Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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