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13-year-old UK boy dies after contracting COVID-19

13-year-old UK boy dies after contracting COVID-19

1/4/2020 2:04:00 AM

13-year-old UK boy dies after contracting COVID-19

LONDON: A 13-year-old British boy has died days after testing positive for COVID-19 , hospital officials and his family said on Tuesday (Mar 31), ...

BookmarkLONDON: A 13-year-old British boy has died days after testing positive for COVID-19, hospital officials and his family said on Tuesday (Mar 31), with relatives saying he had no underlying illnesses.The boy, who died Monday at King's College Hospital in London, is believed to be Britain's youngest confirmed death in the coronavirus pandemic.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementA 12-year-old girl, whose death was confirmed earlier on Tuesday in Belgium, is thought to be Europe's youngest victim.READ: 12-year-old girl infected with COVID-19 dies in BelgiumThe boy's family said Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab"started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing" before he was admitted to hospital.

"He was put on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma but sadly died yesterday morning," the family said through a family friend, Mark Stephenson, adding:"We are beyond devastated."AdvertisementAdvertisementNathalie MacDermott, a lecturer at King's College, said:"While we know it is much less likely for children to suffer severe COVID-19 infection than older adults, this case highlights the importance of us all taking the precautions we can to reduce the spread of infection in the UK and worldwide."

She urged research into deaths outside the groups expected to succumb to infection as it"may indicate an underlying genetic susceptibility." Read more: CNA »

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