United Kingdom woman, 21, dies from coronavirus despite no pre-existing health issues

"Speaking from a personal experience this so called virus has taken the life of my 21-year-old daughter". She had no underlying health issue'.

"As of 5pm [1700 GMT] on 26 March 2020, 578 patients in the United Kingdom who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died", said the official government website, up from 463 on Wednesday.

And Chloe's aunt, Emily Mistry, told pals in a Facebook post: "My handsome, kind-hearted 21-year-old niece Chloe has passed away from COVID-19".

Britain brought in tough measures on Thursday to curb the spread of coronavirus and ensure people obey the government's virtual lockdown which many thousands are feared to have so far ignored.

Chloe Middleton's family took to social media to describe the "unimaginable pain" they are going through after her death.

She wrote: "She went above and beyond for me and was my best friend even though she had a habit of pinching my clothes, so many great memories that I'm so, so, so grateful we got to make and share and that will never be forgotten!"

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She said the family had been "shattered beyond belief" by the death.

She is believed to be one of the youngest in the world to die from Covid-19 having displayed no pre-existing health conditions. Please, please adhere to government guidelines.

On Sunday it was announced an 18-year-old boy had died after testing positive for coronavirus in Coventry, West Midlands.

However, COVID-19 was not the direct cause of death as the teenager was suffering from "significant underlying health issues", according to doctors. Do your bit. Protect yourselves and protect others! "Until we meet again ..."

She added: "About time people took this seriously, before too many people end up in this devastating position".

  • Ismael Montgomery