Coronavirus: 13-year-old boy dies, says London hospital belief

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A 13-year-old boy who examined optimistic for coronavirus has died, King’s College Hospital Trust in London mentioned.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton in south London, is considered the youngest individual to have died with the virus within the UK.

A spokesman for the belief mentioned the boy’s dying had been referred to the coroner however gave no additional particulars.

As of 17:00 BST on Monday, the variety of UK deaths linked to the virus was 1,789.

The newest figures noticed a day by day improve of 381 – the most important rise thus far.

“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,” King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust mentioned.

“The death has been referred to the coroner and no further comment will be made.”

Earlier, NHS England mentioned {that a} 19-year-old had died after testing optimistic for the virus. At that stage, {the teenager} was believed to be England’s youngest dying linked to coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove described the most recent rise in UK deaths as “deeply shocking” throughout the federal government’s day by day briefing.

“Now is absolutely not the time for people to imagine there can be any relaxation or slackening” of lockdown measures, he mentioned.