A six-week-old child has become the youngest victim of the novel coronavirus in England while the official death toll across hospitals and the wider community linked to coronavirus hit 31,241 in the UK. The baby’s death comes as Britain prepares for some easing in the lockdown in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus as it is believed that Britain is past the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the report, the infant was a serious underlying health condition. He had remained in hospital since birth. The baby was among the 332 new deaths due to coronavirus bringing the total number of the confirmed death toll in England to 22,765.
Meanwhile, no further details about the infant would be released after the parents said they did not want the infant’s identity to be released, a spokeswoman for the National Health Service (NHS) said.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet ministers have been warning against the raising expectations beyond a modest easing of the social distancing rules in place to manage the pressure on the state-funded National Health Service (NHS).
So far, over 4,101,992 COVID 19 cases have been reported from across the world out of which 280,454 patients have died and 1,441,885 have recovered. US is on the top with 1,347,318 coronavirus cases followed by Spain at 262,783, Italy at 218,268, the UK at 215,260, Russia at 198,676, France at 176,658, Germany at 171,324, Brazil 156,061, Turkey 137,115.