13-year-old 'with no underlying health conditions' becomes youngest person in UK to die from coronavirus
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13-year-old 'with no underlying health conditions' becomes youngest person in UK to die from coronavirus

A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy has died from coronavirus, becoming the youngest person in Britain to lose their life due to the disease.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, London, died in isolation on Monday, leaving his family "beyond devastated".

Due to restrictions regarding coronavirus patients, his family were unable to visit him while he was in hospital.

The youngster had no underlying health conditions prior to his infection.

He was admitted to King's College Hospital in the capital after having difficulty breathing and showing symptoms of Covid-19.

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His family, who had recently lost the boy's father to cancer, released a statement following Ismail's death.

"Ismail starting showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to King's College Hospital.

"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."

King's College Hospital, London

The sad news comes amid a record-breaking spate of 381 coronavirus deaths in the UK on Tuesday, while 3,009 further cases were confirmed - ranking as Britain's darkest day since the crisis began.

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Ismail's death comes just hours after a 12-year-old Belgian girl died from coronavirus.

Madinah College - where Ismail's sister works - set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to try and raise money for funeral costs.

The page reads: "It is with great sadness that the brother of one of our teachers at Madinah College has sadly passed away this morning (Monday 30th March 2020) due to being infect with Covid-19.

"He 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.

"We at Madinah College would like to appeal to our brothers and sisters to donate generously to help raise £4,000 for the funeral costs."

As of writing, the page has suspended donations after raising over £55,000.

It's thought that nearly 1,800 people in the UK have died as a result of coronavirus, while the total infection toll has surpassed 25,000.

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