11-year-old child with underlying health conditions has become one of the youngest victims of coronavirus in the UK


An 11-year-old child has become one of the youngest victims of COVID-19 in the UK.

Health officials in England reported 823 new deaths on Saturday, with victims between the ages of 11 and 102, said NHS England.

Of those who lost their lives, 33 had no known underlying health conditions – they were aged 29 to 94.

Deaths include 208 in London, 197 in the north-west of England and 165 in the Midlands.

The number of people who died with COVID-19 across Britain is now 9,875, a jump of 917 deaths over a 24-hour period.

In the past 48 hours, almost 2,000 people in the UK have died in hospital after contracting the virus.

Among Britain’s youngest coronavirus victims was 13-year-old Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, “in very good health”, who died at London hospital in March.

A five-year-old child with underlying health conditions is said to be Europe’s youngest victim of COVID-19 after his death at a hospital in England last week.

The latest update from the Ministry of Health reads: “At 9:00 am on April 11, 334,974 tests were completed, with 18,091 tests on April 10.

“269,598 people were tested, of which 78,991 were tested positive.

“On April 17, at 5 p.m., of the people hospitalized in the United Kingdom who tested positive for the coronavirus, 9,875 unfortunately died. “

The UK recorded its largest increase in deaths on Friday when the total increased by 980 in 24 hours.


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