A recent revelation on the new coronavirus has come as a grim reminder of the disease’s indiscriminate nature as a 16-year-old girl in France has died from COVID-19.

Julie A. perished Tuesday evening after only having a cough four days prior. She is the youngest victim yet in the country, and had no other underlying medical conditions. Julie was from Essonne, a suburb to the south of Paris, and was treated at the Necker Hospital in the capital.

“From the start we were told that the virus doesn’t affect young people,” her mother Sabine said in a statement to

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