NEW YORK CITY -- The infant daughter of FDNY firefighter Jerel La Santa has died of coronavirus, according to the FDNY Hispanic Society.
Jay-Natalie La Santa was 5 months old.
"My baby girl was so beautiful," her mother, Lindsey La Santa, said.
The FDNY said La Santa was appointed to the title of firefighter less than a year ago, in November of 2019.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the La Santa family during this tragic time," the department said in a statement.
Coronavirus: Infant daughter of FDNY firefighter dies of COVID-19, department says