A teenager from Sydney’s southwest has died after contracting pneumococcal meningitis and Covid-19.
Osama Suduh, 15, reportedly died on Sunday night after being hospitalised for meningitis while he also tested positive for Covid.
“What an incredible tragedy it was for that young man to die last night,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce told Sunrise on Monday morning.
Before the Kingsgrove North High School student’s death, chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said Osama’s family had given their permission for details about his case to be shared with the public.
“This has been cleared by his family. I can confirm that there is someone admitted to hospital that is 15 and that the cause of their admission, while they are Covid positive, is related to another health condition,” she said on Sunday.
Details of his condition came as NSW recorded 415 new local infections of Covid-19 and another four people died.
NSW Health has been contacted for comment.
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