The boy died on Monday after being tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, the day after his admission to King's College Hospital in London.
13-year-old British boy died on Monday after testing positive for coronavirus, announced Tuesday March 31 the hospital where he died and his family. He is the youngest known victim of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. The youngest victim identified in a European country is a 12-year-old girl who died in Belgium.
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The boy died on Monday after being tested positive for Covid-19 Friday, the day after his admission to King's College Hospital in London, according to a statement from his family, “more than devastated” by drama.
“Unfortunately, a 13-year-old boy who tested positive for Covid-19 has died”, said a spokesperson for the hospital, sending the condolences to the family. According to his family, the young boy named Ismail “began to experience symptoms and difficulty breathing and was admitted to King's College Hospital”. “He was placed on life support and placed in an artificial coma and unfortunately died yesterday [Monday] morning. To our knowledge, he had no underlying health problems “, said his family.
Yes “We know that children with severe forms of Covid-19 are less likely than adults to have severe forms of Covid-19, this case highlights how important it is that we take all possible precautions to reduce the spread of the infection. “, reacted Dr Nathalie MacDermott, teacher at King's College. “It is important that a medical examiner determine if a post-mortem examination is necessary to determine the exact cause of death”, she said.