Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, believed to be the UK’s youngest victim, had no underlying health conditions, family says.
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, a 13-year-old boy from London who tested positive for COVID-19, has died.
He is believed to be the United Kingdom’s youngest coronavirus victim.
“Ismail was only 13 years old without any pre-existing health conditions and sadly he died without any family members close by due to the highly infectious nature of COVID-19,” the family said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Ismail started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to King’s College Hospital [in London].
“He was put on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma but sadly died yesterday morning. To our knowledge, he had no underlying health conditions. We are beyond devastated.”
“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 said in a statement.
The country suffered its worst daily toll on Wednesday, with the number of deaths rising by almost 563 people in a 24-hour period.
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