CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — Health officials have not yet determined a cause of death yet for a Camden County 7th grader who was COVID positive at the time of her passing.
Amelia Perry, who attended William G. Rohrer Middle School, died at the hospital after a brief illness, according to a letter sent Friday by Robert Fisicaro, the superintendent for Haddon Township School District.READ MORE: Police: Man, 2 Children Injured In Crash In Willingboro
In a follow-up release on Saturday, Fisicaro said the Camden Department of Health confirmed the child was COVID positive at the time of her death. The investigation into the cause and her health are still underway.READ MORE: Big Decision Looming For SEPTA Employees As Union Fights For Better Wages For Its Workers
“If you experience any COVID compatible symptoms, please stay home and contact a medical professional for more information. Our region is currently in the orange/high category for COVID infections. To minimize the spread of COVID, everyone is encouraged to monitor themselves for signs of illness every day,” Fisicaro said in Saturday’s letter.MORE NEWS: Flames Put Out After Tearing Through Mount Laurel Home
The district is making counselors available for emotional support and grief counseling.