The boy was among those who died in hospital after a positive test for Covid-19, according to the latest figures released on Saturday April 4.
Across the country, an additional 637 people, including one child, are believed to have died from the virus. The oldest patient to die in the country was a 104-year-old man.
All the families of the victims have been informed and the bereaved relatives of the five-year-old have requested that no further information be given.
The child had underlying health conditions, which were confirmed during the government’s daily briefing with Michael Gove.
NHS England added: “The family of the five-year-old patient did not request any information and we will not comment further on this. “
The tragic news came as the Midlands were proving to be the most affected region for confirmed hospital deaths across England in one day.
His death toll was 212 on April 3, while London killed a total of 127.
|Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust||2|
|Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||16|
|Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust||1|
|George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust||23|
|Kettering NHS Foundation Trust General Hospital||13|
|Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust||17|
|Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust||39|
|Sandwell Hospitals and West Birmingham NHS Trust||71|
|Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||27|
|Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust||21|
|South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust||16|
|The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust||64|
|The Royal Orthopedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||1|
|The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust||92|
|United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust||21|
|University hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust||203|
|Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals NHS Trust||39|
|Derby and Burton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||75|
|Leicester NHS Trust University Hospitals||37|
|North Midlands NHS Trust University Hospitals||41|
|Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust||37|
|Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust||40|
|Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust||2|
|Wye Valley NHS Trust||seven|
Number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region on April 3:
East of England 70
North East and Yorkshire 73
North West 97
South West 17
The total death toll in the Midlands currently stands at 905, with London at 1,179.