LAWTON, Okla. (KTUL) — According to the United States Army post in Fort Sill, the first Oklahoma COVID-19 related death in the 5 to 17 age group was a dependent of an active duty service member at their post.
The patient was identified as a 13-year-old who died at Comanche County Memorial Hospital on Friday night.
“Our entire Lawton Fort Sill community is deeply saddened. Our greatest condolences go out to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this difficult and sad time” said Maj Gen. Ken Kamper, commanding general of Fort Sill and the Fires Center of Excellence.
The family members received notification of a positive COVID-19 test result and are taking appropriate actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The family members are residents of Comanche County and are currently in isolation at their on-post residence. The family is also following all protective measures outlined by the Center for Disease Control.