THE UK’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer has warned “it doesn’t matter what age you are” as more and more young people are falling critically ill with coronavirus.
Dr Jenny Harries’ comments came hours before it was today confirmed the UK’s youngest victim was a “completely healthy” 13-year-old boy.
A hospital spokesperson confirmed the tragic news: “Sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.
“The death has been referred to the Coroner and no further comment will be made.”
A spokesperson from the victim, schoolboy Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, South West London, said he was later put into an induced coma, but tragically died alone yesterday morning – adding they were unaware of any underlying health conditions.
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