Coronavirus: Six-week-old baby becomes UK's youngest victim to die

8 May 2020, 14:45

A six-week-old baby has become the youngest UK victim to die with coronavirus
A six-week-old baby has become the youngest UK victim to die with coronavirus. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

A six-week-old baby has become the youngest victim to die in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.

The child is among 332 more people to have died after testing positive for Covid-19 in English hospitals, according to NHS England.

A further 49 deaths have been registered in Scotland, along with 28 in Wales and five in Northern Ireland.

The NHS said the baby had other underlying health problems.

A statement said: "Patients were aged between six weeks and 103 years old. 22 of the 332 patients (aged between 40 and 96 years old) had no known underlying health condition."

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 that have been registered across the UK now stands at 33,021.

This includes 29,710 deaths that occurred in England and Wales up to 24 April (and which had been registered up to 2 May), according to the Office for National Statistics.

NHS England's announcement brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 22,765.

Of those, 58 occurred on 7 May, 124 occurred on 6 May and 41 occurred on 5 May.

The figures also show 21 of the new deaths took place between 1 May and4 May, 72 took place in April, while the remaining 16 deaths occurred in March, with the earliest new death taking place on 11 March.