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Jaquan Anderson’s death from coronavirus

Seventeen-year-old in New Orleans becomes the second child to die of coronavirus in the US this week as the city prepares to become the new US epicenter with a spike of 510 infections in a day

After Louisiana’s governor announced that coronavirus had taken the life of a 17-year-old, the teenager’s father has disputed his son’s cause of death.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards pointed to the death of Jaquan Anderson as evidence that coronavirus meant “everyone is at risk”.