Mecklenburg County Public Health Reports Two Children Have Died From COVID-19

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Public Health Director Gibbie Harris has confirmed two elementary-aged children have died from COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County this year.

Harris says these deaths represent the only two pediatric COVID-19 deaths reported in Mecklenburg County to date in 2021.

Authorities have identified one of the children as 6-year-old Ethan Govan, who died on September 19th due to COVID-related causes.

Govan was a first grader at Stoney Creek Elementary School and his family describes him as strong, happy, and caring with a love for going to the park.

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Ethan Govan

Govan’s family have started a GoFundMe here to help cover expenses for a proper headstone.

No further information has been made available at this time.

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