NHS England said the infant died in hospital on May 3 to become the youngest UK victim. The oldest victim of the virus was 103. Across the UK, a further 409 people have died of COVID-19 in hospitals, raising the overall death toll to at least 31,024.
NHS England spokesperson said: ‘A further 332 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 22,764.
‘Patients were aged between six weeks the youngest UK victim and 103 years old. 22 of the 332 patients (aged between 40 and 96 years old) had no known underlying health condition. ‘Their families have been informed.’ The government is due to announce its official death toll later today, which will include deaths in care homes and the wider community. Yesterday, that number stood at 30,615.
A five-point plan to get the nation back to normal over a period of six months is expected to be laid out on Sunday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be addressing the nation at 7 pm, with some small changes to lockdown expected to be brought in as early as Monday. With the UK’s death toll now the highest in Europe, critics fear this is too soon and risks a second deadly wave of infections. Youngest UK victim.
Downing Street has insisted any restrictions will be lifted ‘with maximum caution’ to avoid worsening the crisis. Read here