UPDATE: Centra Responds Following 7-Year-Old's Death

Centra Medical Center, where a 7-year-old Pittsylvania boy was diagnosed with the flu and strep throat before dying one day later, has released a statement about the tragedy.  

"Centra is devastated for this family.  We extend our thoughts and prayers and grieve with them.  Due to the child's most recent diagnosis, we are treating this as a flu-related death and are awaiting final result's from the medical examiner.  As is customary, Centra is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health as they proceed with an investigation into this case."

Kevin Baynes, Jr. went home from school on Friday, January 26, 2018, sick with flu-like symptoms, according to his father, and was then taken to Centra's Gretna emergency room the following day.  His father said Kevin was sent home with prescriptions for the flue and strep throat.  Kevin died the following day.

More on the story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.

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