DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham community is mourning the loss of a young girl who died after a fight with COVID-19.
Aurea Soto Morales, a second-grader at Creekside Elementary School, died Monday after she was hospitalized at UNC for complications from coronavirus.
She started feeling sick last Thursday, May 28. She was tested for COVID-19. Later, she had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital.
Family members said she experienced swelling in her brain. She eventually went into a coma and passed away.
Her family wants to get across the message that even children are not immune to COVID-19.