Family: 10-year-old Virginia girl dies of COVID

Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 2:18 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2021 at 11:14 PM EDT
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SUFFOLK, Va. (WWBT) - A 10-year-old girl’s family told NBC affiliate WAVY that the girl died of COVID this week.

The family said Teresa Sperry was a fifth-grader at Hillpoint Elementary.

“She was beautiful and a friend to everyone,” Sperry’s mother told WAVY.

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters confirmed the child’s death to WAVY on Monday.

Suffolk’s superintendent sent a letter to families notifying them that counseling services would be available.

WAVY reports that the school district reported 60 new COVID cases between Sept. 20-26, with two being at Sperry’s school.

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