UPDATE: COVID-19 test negative for Clay Co. 7-year-old

Local News

UPDATE: Friday, April, 3, 3:41 p.m.

A family member let Texoma’s Homepage that Addison was 7-years-old not 8-years-old as previously reported.


UPDATE: Friday, April 3, 3:12 p.m.

The results of a precautionary coronavirus test given to Addison Pope on Wednesday show the 8-year-old Clay County girl did not have COVID-19 at the time of her death, according to Clay County Judge Mike Campbell.

Pope was taken by ambulance to the emergency room of United Regional on Wednesday, April 1, for severe pneumonia-like symptoms.

Pope was transported via helicopter to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, where she later passed away.

According to a statement from URHCS President/CEO Phyllis Cowling, “in accordance with proper protocol, we treated the patient, taking all necessary precautions, and due to certain symptoms, initiated a COVID-19 test.”

Friday, April 3, that test came back negative.


UPDATE: Thursday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.

The Clay County 8-year-old girl who died at Cook Children’s Hospital on Wednesday night has been identified as Addison Pope, according to a family spokesperson.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with expenses. If you’d like to donate, you can do so by clicking here.

An account has also been set up at Legends Bank called the Addison Pope Memorial Account. You can donate fee-free at the Wichita Falls, Henrietta or Bowie locations.


UPDATE: Thursday, April 2, noon:

Phyllis Cowling, President and CEO of United Regional Health Care System, released the following statement regarding the Clay Co. 8-year-old who passed away at Cook Children’s Hospital Wednesday night:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the patient’s family during this devastating time. Out of respect for their privacy, we are able to share very limited details related to this situation.

The patient arrived at our Emergency Department Wednesday afternoon by ambulance. In accordance with proper protocol, we treated the patient, taking all necessary precautions, and due to certain symptoms, initiated a COVID-19 test. Within approximately two hours, the patient was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital via helicopter, where she later died. 

Based on our understanding, the health care providers involved – both locally and at Cook Children’s – believe the COVID-19 test will likely be negative. Regardless of the underlying reasons, however, a loss of this nature is tragic. 

Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and staff who were involved in her care.

— Phyllis Cowling, President and CEO of United Regional Health Care System

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we gather the latest information.


CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — An 8-year-old girl from Clay County has died Wednesday night from pneumonia-like symptoms while awaiting results for the COVID-19 test.

Clay County Judge Mike Campbell also said she was awaiting COVID-19 test results at United Regional before being flown today to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Stay with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

Report It

Latest News

More Local News