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Coventry teenager, 18, with serious underlying health issues has died after testing positive for coronavirus

Editorial Correspondent 23rd Mar, 2020 Updated: 23rd Mar, 2020

AN 18-year-old from Coventry with underlying health issues has died after testing positive for coronavirus.

Coventry’s University Hospital announced that the city teenager, who was being treated for significant underlying health issues, had sadly died yesterday (Sunday March 22).

The patient tested positive for coronavirus the day before dying, but it was not linked to the cause of death, a top hospital medic reported.

Professor Kiran Patel, Chief Medical Officer for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said:

“We can confirm that sadly a patient who was being treated for significant underlying health issues has passed away at University Hospital, Coventry. They had also tested for Covid-19 on the day before they died but this was not linked to their reason for dying.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

The family affected has expressed their thanks for the support and well wishes from friends and family and respectfully request for privacy at this important time.

Coventry has 14 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 29 in Warwickshire, according to latest data. Across the UK the total number of confirmed deaths is now 281, with the number of cases reaching 5,683 and 135 patients who have recovered.

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