Youngest victim in the UK dies of coronavirus aged 13

A 13-year-old boy with no apparent underlying health conditions has become the youngest person to die after testing positive for coronavirus.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab from Brixton, south London, died in hospital in the early hours of Monday his family said.

He had tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day after he was admitted to King’s College hospital.

It comes as the UK death toll rose by 381 - the biggest daily increase in the number of people who have died with coronavirus.

The figure is up from 1,408 on Monday and as of Tuesday, a total of 143,186 people have been tested, with 25,150 testing positive.

Ismail's death had been referred to the coroner but gave no further details.

A spokesman for King’s College hospital NHS foundation trust said: “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.”

Earlier on Tuesday, a 19-year-old with no underlying health conditions became one of the latest victims of Covid-19 in England.

NHS England said the patients who died in hospital were aged between 19 to 98 and all but 28 had underlying health conditions.

Elsewhere, new figures showed an additional 40 previously unreported coronavirus deaths in England and Wales earlier this month.

The new backdated figures, published by the Office for National Statistics, suggest that almost one in four coronavirus deaths are occurring outside hospitals, so went uncounted in data published by NHS England.

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