A Texas teen was recently the fourth person in his school district to lose his battle with COVID-19.
George Moralez, 16, of Waco, died of the virus Wednesday night, mother Sabrina Medina Moralez wrote on Facebook.
“I still can’t believe I won’t hear her voice, laugh, hug her or see her smile,” Sabrina posted on Thursday.
“I know where my boy is, he is in heaven and not in pain anymore,” said his grieving mother, surrounded by family and friends.
According to KXXV, George, who managed his high school’s football team, was the fourth person in the Connelly Independent School District to have died of complications from COVID-19.
Two junior high teachers died in August and a teaching associate died last month, the outlet reported.
“Please keep the Moralez family and all other friends and family who have recently lost a loved one in your thoughts and prayers,” Superintendent Wesley Holt wrote to students and parents.
The CDC has reported only 140 COVID-19 deaths among 16 and 17-year-olds out of nearly a million cases in that age group since January.
According to the article, George’s vaccination status was unknown.