Seventeen-year-old among latest reported deaths from coronavirus

A 17-year-old with no known underlying health conditions is among the latest reported deaths of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in England.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 4:21 pm

On Tuesday, NHS England said 279 people who tested positive for Covid-19 had died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths to 83,529

Patients were aged between 17 and 102 and all except 11, aged 17-89, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were dated between December 3, 2020, and March 1, 2021, with the majority being on or after February 21.

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On Tuesday, NHS England said 279 people who tested positive for Covid-19 had died in hospital in England

The north east and Yorkshire was the worst affected region, with 58 deaths, followed by the North West (57) and the Midlands (54).

NHS England said their families had been informed.

Other teenage victims of the pandemic include Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, who died in March with no known underlying conditions.

A 13-day-old baby, thought to have had no underlying health conditions, was reported to have died with Covid-19 by NHS England in June.

Separate NHS England provisional data showed 17,985,951 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and March 1.

Of this number, 17,373,384 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 160,580 on the previous day, while 612,567 were a second dose, an increase of 12,632.