State health officials have confirmed the first death of a teenager due to COVID-19 in California.
But young people are far from immune. There have been several other confirmed reports of teenagers dying from COVID-19, including 17-year-old honors student Jameela Dirrean-Emoni Barber, who died in Texas and did not have any underlying health conditions.
A recent study from University of California, San Francisco found that one in three young adults could face serious cases of COVID-19.
State health officials have also expressed concern about a rare inflammatory illness associated with COVID-19 that presents in children, MIS-C, that can be life-threatening.
"Parents should be aware of the signs and symptoms of MIS-C including fever that does not go away, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes or feeling tired," said the CADPH in a statement.
As of July 31, the seven day average number of new cases is 8,322 per day, down from 9,881 new cases the week before.