California boy, 13, dies after isolating himself in his room with coronavirus symptomsMaxx Cheng, from Claremont, California, began feeling unwell on July 4 Maxx tested negative for coronavirus but self-isolated in his bedroom His family found him passed out in his bedroom on Thursday night 

A 13-year-old boy has died after isolating himself in his bedroom when he was suffering covid-19 symptoms. 

Maxx Cheng, from Claremont, California, began feeling unwell on July 4 and experienced chest pains, vomiting and nausea. 

His concerned mother took him to hospital on July 9 to test him for coronavirus, but it returned negative. 

Due to his symptoms, Maxx, who has a twin brother, continued to self-isolate in his bedroom. 

Maxx Cheng, from Claremont, California, (pictured) began feeling unwell on July 4 and experienced chest pains, vomiting and nausea

He is pictured above with his family. An autopsy report to determine Maxx’s exact cause of death is expected in the coming days

Charlotte Cheng, Maxx’s sister, said: ‘His symptoms matched, but then the test came out negative. 

‘So we were a little bit confused.’ 

After days of showing his condition was improving, Maxx’s family found him collapsed in his bedroom on Thursday night. 

‘We went to go check up on him, like we normally do,’ Cheng told CBS Local. 

‘He wasn’t answering. We found him passed out in the room. 

‘There was almost no cough. 

Maxx’s concerned mother took him to hospital on July 9 to test him for coronavirus , but it returned negative

‘The fever had gone down three days before he passed.’ 

According to a family friend, Maxx had been fit and healthy prior to his death and was even on the local swimming team. 

‘Somebody who is athletic, somebody who is on the swimming team who is so energetic and active dies from it, it changes the conversation,’ she said.  

An autopsy report to determine Maxx’s exact cause of death is expected in the coming days. 

According to a family friend, Maxx had been fit and healthy prior to his death and was even on the local swimming team

A GoFundMe for funeral expenses has raised more than $50,000. 

It reads: ‘Maxx Cheng was one of Claremont’s finest young men who was recently lost during this pandemic. 

‘Maxx was athletic, intelligent, funny, and mature and was voted Class President of Chaparral Elementary before heading off to El Roble. He played the viola with El Roble’s orchestra, was part of El Roble’s Speech and Debate team and competed in swimming.

‘Max leaves behind an amazing twin brother named Leo who is equally impressive and our hearts are with Leo at this time. He also has a beautiful sister Charlotte, 21 years of age.’ 

A GoFundMe for funeral expenses has raised more than $50,000.

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