A 13-year-old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has died while undergoing treatment in London. The boy, who has been identified as Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, is believed to be the UK’s youngest victim.
“Ismail 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,” his family said on Tuesday.
Ismail started showing symptoms and was admitted to King’s College Hospital in London. He developed breathing difficulties and was put on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma. Sadly, he succumbed to the virus on Tuesday morning.
According to the family, Ismail had no underlying health conditions. A GoFundMe page has been set to help the family pay for the child’s funeral.