WALTHAM, Mass. — A 5-month-old died at a day care in Waltham Tuesday night, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.
Employees at the licensed day care facility on Falmouth Road performed CPR on the infant and called 911 immediately, the DA said. According to a news release, the infant was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The DA's office said the child was found unresponsive and no foul play is suspected.
The investigation is ongoing.
The infant's death comes just hours after legislators passed a new state policy which provides professional resources to families dealing with the sudden loss of a child.
As Boston 25 News found, roughly 150 kids are seriously injured and an average of one child dies each year at day cars in Massachusetts, according to data from the Department of Early Education and Care.
Just last year, the state shut down the Strawberry Day Care in Watertown after the state accused the facility of failing to administer CPR on an unresponsive 5-month-old girl.
© 2020 Cox Media Group