A 13-day-old baby has died after becoming infected with coronavirus, NHS officials have revealed.
The infant, who is not known to have had any underlying health conditions, passed away on Monday at Sheffield Children’s Hospital having been rushed there after becoming unconscious.
Hospital bosses said they have not yet established the cause of death, but they confirmed the child tested positive for Covid-19.
If confirmed as the primary cause of death, it would make the baby the youngest UK victim of the pandemic so far. Previously, the youngest victim with no pre-existing health problems was thought to be Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, who died in March aged just 13.
In May two children, aged three days and six weeks, died with Covid-19, but both were found to have suffered from underlying conditions. Child health experts have stressed continuously that cases of severe