The toddler, who is from Franklin County, Ohio, was infected at home by an adult who was in self-quarantine, according to Franklin County Health officials. The officials stated that the adult in question already knew they were carrying the virus following tests.
Currently, the toddler is at home—not at a hospital, according to the news outlet. The two-year-old’s condition has yet to be released to the public.
The case is not from community spread, according to ABC 6.
So far, Ohio has reported having 119 confirmed cases of the COVID-19, according to the COVID-19 Resource Center from the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.
As reported by the Department of Health in Ohio, 24 different counties in Ohio have active and confirmed cases of the disease, of which included:
- Ashland County with one case
- Belmont County with two cases
- Clark County with one case
- Coshocton County with two cases
- Cuyahoga County with 53 cases
- Darke County with one case
- Delaware County with two cases
- Franklin County with 10 cases
- Geauga County with one case
- Hamilton County with one case
- Huron County with one case
- Lake County with two cases
- Lorain County with six cases
- Lucas County with one case
- Mahoning County with five cases
- Medina County with five cases
- Miami County with one case
- Montogomery County with one case
- Richland County with one case
- Stark County with five cases
- Summit County with six cases
- Trumbull County with two cases
- Tuscarawas County with one case
The department also shared that there are 33 hospitalizations in Ohio.
As of current, 16,605 confirmed cases have been reported in the United States, according to the resource center.
White House Coronavirus Task Force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said on March 18 that while older people are more at risk of serious cases and death, young people are also at risk during the pandemic.
She said there were now “concerning reports coming out of France and Italy about some young people getting seriously ill, and very seriously ill in the ICUs.”
Birx called on millennials to avoid large gatherings.
She added that young people also play a vital role in stemming the spread of the virus, as they are most active but may become infected and unknowingly spread the new CCP virus to older people or those with underlying health conditions “and cause them to have a disastrous outcome.”