Coronavirus: 13-year old becomes the UK’s youngest victim – what were his symptoms?

Coronavirus: 13-year old becomes the UK’s youngest victim – what were his symptoms?

In a statement released by a family friend, Ismail’s family said he had no apparent underlying health conditions and tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, a day after he was admitted to hospital.

What were his symptoms?

Ismail’s family said he was admitted to the hospital in south London after he had begun showing symptoms and having difficulties breathing.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shortness of breath is one of the main symptoms of coronavirus.

Based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses, the symptom appears 2-14 days after exposure, said the health body.

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Published at Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:40:00 +0000