Pictured: 14-year-old Portuguese schoolboy, who had no basic health conditions but became the “youngest” person to die of coronavirus in Europe
- The teenager suffered from psoriasis, but did not present important health conditions
- He lived in Ovar, south of Porto, with his family and died in the early hours of today
- It comes after healthy 16-year-old Julie Alliot died in a Paris hospital this week
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A 14-year-old boy from Portugal is believed to have become the youngest to die of coronavirus in Europe.
The teenager from Ovar, half an hour’s drive south of Porto, died in the early hours of Sunday after being rushed to the Sao Sebastiao hospital in nearby Santa Maria da Feira.
He is thought to have suffered from psoriasis, but did not have major underlying health conditions.
Her death comes after 16-year-old French student Julie Alliot died Wednesday in a Paris hospital. She had no basic health conditions and was declared dead a week after developing “a mild cough”.
The 14-year-old from Ovar, Portugal is believed to have become the youngest to die of coronavirus in Europe
It is believed that the boy, in the photo holding an award, suffered from psoriasis but did not have basic diseases
The 14-year-old boy from Ovar, half an hour’s drive south of Porto, died in the early hours of Sunday after being rushed to the Sao Sebastiao hospital in nearby Santa Maria da Feira (pictured)
Doctors are said to have decided not to move the Portuguese boy, who has not yet been named, to a hospital with a pediatric first aid unit in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, due to the severity of his condition. .
Before today, Miss Alliot was the youngest COVID-19 death in Europe.
Her sister Manon paid tribute to her, saying she was “bright and much loved” and “loved dancing, singing and making people laugh.”
In the UK, the youngest healthy victim is 21-year-old Chloe Middleton, of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, who died earlier this week.
An 18-year-old Briton also succumbed to the virus, but had basic health conditions.
The number of deaths for COVID-19 in Portugal was 119 at Sunday lunchtime.
Almost 6,000 are infected with the virus and another 5,500 were awaiting test results according to data from the Ministry of Health.
Today it emerged that a British man died in the Algarve after falling ill with coronavirus.
Tributes were paid today to Julie Alliot, 16 (pictured) who succumbed to respiratory problems in a Paris hospital on Wednesday after developing a “slight cough” a week ago
The seventy-year-old OAP lost its two-week lifelong battle at Faro hospital yesterday.
He lived in Benagil, a beach near Lagoa, known for its spectacular cave.
The mayor of Lagoa, Luis Encarnacao, confirmed death, the second largest city since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.
The first was a 60-year-old teacher who lived in Carvoeiro and was named Manuel Magalhaes.
Encarnacao said he spoke to the families of both men to offer them their condolences. The British expatriate has not been nominated.