Mother Remembers Teen Daughter Who Died Of Complications Related To Coronavirus

Credit: Family of Dar’yana Dyson

The mother of a 15-year-old girl is remembering her daughter who died over the weekend of complications related to the Coronavirus, according to WBAL-TV 11’s Kai Reed.

Kandace Knight said her daughter, Dar’yana Dyson, would have turned 16 years old next month.

Amid planning her daughter’s funeral, Knight talked about what happened to Dar’yana Dyson.

“It happened so fast. I never thought that taking my daughter to the hospital for a stomach pain that I wouldn’t be walking out of there with her,” Knight said.

Baltimore County officials confirmed the death Tuesday.

“Any loss of life from this virus is tragic, but the loss of a child is devastating. Our prayers are with the family and loved ones of this young person,” County Executive John Olszewski Jr. said in a statement. “This is a stark reminder that this virus spares no one, and that we all must remain vigilant in our efforts to stay home, socially distance, and limit the spread of this deadly disease.”

On May 11, Knight took Dyson to the hospital for a fever, stomach pain and not wanting to eat. Not long after, Dyson developed a rash that spread quickly.  

“It was through her whole body, through her feet, her hands, her back and then it just disappeared. We never seen the rash again,” Knight said.

Initially, Dar’yana Dyson tested negative for the Coronavirus until doctors tested her for virus antibodies, according to Knight. 

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