A – YEAR-OLD “healthy” boy has died in hospital from coronavirus – becoming the UK’s youngest victim of the pandemic.
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, South West London, was rushed to King’s College Hospital in London after suffering breathing difficulties.
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(The) – year-old died at King’s College Hospital in London (Credit: EPA
The boy’s family said he passed away on Monday morning without his mum or six siblings by his side due to the contagiousness of the disease.
A hospital spokesman confirmed: “Sadly, a – – year old boy who tested positive for COVID – 28 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.
“The death has been referred to the Coroner and no further comment will be made.”
A statement released on GoFund Me said: “Ismail started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to Kings 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.”
Family friend Mark Stephenson, director at the Madinah College in Brixton, said the youngster had no underlying health conditions.
Mr Stephenson has launched the page to raise funds for the teen’s funeral, adding that Ismail’s dad had also recently lost his fight against cancer.
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