•Boy, 13, ‘with no underlying conditions’ dies alone in isolation in London hospital after testing positive, leaving his family ‘beyond devastated’ – after UK death toll rises record 381 to 1,789
The youngest British victim of Covid-19 told paramedics rushing him to hospital that he wanted to be a vet when he grew up, his family has said.
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, London, died alone at King’s College Hospital in London on Monday, with family members unable to visit him in fear of catching the deadly virus.
A spokesman for the Royal College said: “We don’t think this should be happening. No child should be dying alone in hospital.”
Ismail, who had no known underlying health condition, suffered a cardiac arrest after contracting coronavirus.
He started showing symptoms and had trouble breathing last Thursday, March 26, before being taken to King’s College Hospital in south London, where he died on Monday, March 30.
Ismail had been put on a ventilator and induced into a coma but never recovered. His death was confirmed on Tuesday evening.
Mark Stephenson – College Director at the Madinah College where Ismail’s sister works – said: ‘Ismail was tested positive for coronavirus.
They have not released the body yet, as the coroner wants to do an autopsy – I’m assuming due to his young age and not having underlying conditions.’
The fundraising page reads: ‘It is with great sadness to announce that the brother of one of our teachers at Madinah College has sadly passed away this morning (Monday 30th March 2020) due to being infected with Covid 19.
King’s College Hospital confirmed that “a 13-year old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away,” saying, “Our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.”
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Nearly 30,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed so far in the UK & A total of 2,352 people have also died after testing positive for COVID-19.
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