13-Year-Old California Swimmer Dies After Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms


A 13-year-old swimmer in Claremont, Calif. died last Thursday after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms since July 4, CBSLA reported. The boy, Maxx Cheng, swam for Mt. Baldy Aquatics.

He reportedly tested negative for the virus about a week before his death but continued to quarantine in his room.

“Nausea, vomiting, chest pains,” his sister Charlotte told CBSLA. “That list that pops up, a little bit, on that initial search, he had all of those symptoms.” An autopsy to determine cause of death, including whether Maxx had COVID-19, is expected in the near future.

Maxx’s symptoms seemed to improve last week, according to his sister. “There was almost no cough,” Charlotte said. “The fever had gone down three days before he passed.”

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