Child Of Fort Sill Service Member Is First Pediatric Death From COVID-19 In Oklahoma

Monday, July 13th 2020, 9:16 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Fort Sill in Lawton has released new details about the first pediatric death from COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

They confirmed the child is a 13-year-old dependent of a service member at the post. The family is in isolation at their on-post residence and are following all CDC protective measures.

“Our entire Lawton Fort Sill community is deeply saddened. Our greatest condolences go out to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this difficult and sad time” said Maj Gen. Ken Kamper, commanding general of Fort Sill and the Fires Center of Excellence.

Fort Sill officials say they are following the guidance outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, the Defense Health Agency and the U.S. Army Public Health Center.