(CNN) – Florida has hit a grim milestone as the state records its youngest death from COVID-19.
Nine-year-old Kimora "Kimmie" Lynum died last Saturday in Putnam County. Her family says she had no underlying health conditions when she developed a very high fever.
They say she was taken to the hospital for treatment, but was sent home. Kimmie collapsed a short time later and died after her heart failed.
Her family has no idea how or where Kimmie contracted the coronavirus.
Her grief-stricken mother says Kimmie was healthy and stayed home all summer. State health department records also show she had no close contact with anyone who recently had COVID-19.
The 9-year-old is the fifth child in Florida to die from the virus.
More than 379,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the state.