Six-week-old baby becomes youngest UK victim of coronavirus

A six-week old baby with a pre-existing health condition has become the youngest victim to die of coronavirus in the UK.

NHS England said the infant died in hospital on May 3.

The oldest victim of the virus was 103, and 22 of the 332 people -aged between 40 and 96, had no known underlying health conditions.

Across the UK, a further 409 people have died of coronavirus in hospitals, raising the overall death toll to at least 31,024.

Announcing the tragic news, an NHS England spokesperson said: ‘A further 332 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 22,764.


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