A 16-year-old Wisconsin high school student abruptly died over Thanksgiving break of a coronavirus-related illness, his family and school officials announced.
Isai Morocho, a junior at East High School in Madison, died with “COVID-19 pneumonia,” the student’s father, Milton Morocho told Spanish-language news outlet Miwisconsin.com.
The father told the local outlet that the determination was made from a toxicology test after their son’s sudden death.
“This is a tremendous loss to everyone in our community,” said East High School Principal Brendan Kearney, who notified students and families of Isai’s death. “Our hearts go out to his family in this time of unimaginable grief.”
Kearney, in a video statement, said Isai “was a great student” who had interests in theatre and cooking.
Isai’s father told Miwisconsin that his son was suffering from diarrhea and vomiting, but did not exhibit any respiratory symptoms common among coronavirus patients.
The high schooler had also tested negative for COVID-19 at the hospital days before his death, his father said.
With Post wires