A 21-year-old woman is believed to have become the youngest person in the UK with no underlying health conditions to have died after contracting COVID-19.
Chloe Middletons distraught family confirmed the news on social media in the hope that Chloe’s passing would act as a ‘wake up call’ to anyone who is not taking the social distancing measures seriously.
Many people who fall outside of the ‘at risk’ groups have been going about their daily business in the misguided belief that the virus will not adversely affect them.
But Chloe’s tragic death should be a wake-up call for anyone who thinks that because they are aged under 70 or because they have no underlying health conditions, then the virus won’t make them seriously ill.
Chloe’s mother, Diane Middleton, wrote on Facebook:
‘To all the people out there who think it’s just a virus please think again.
‘Speaking from a personal experience, this so-called virus has taken the life of my 21-year-old daughter.’
Chloe’s aunt Emily Mistry also made an emotional plea via social media:
‘PLEASE READ & PLEASE COPY/PASTE/SCREENSHOT & SHARE
My beautiful, kind-hearted 21-year-old niece (Chloe) has passed away from COVID19.
‘SHE HAD NO UNDERLYING HEALTH ISSUES. 💔
‘My loved ones are going through the most unimaginable pain, we are shattered beyond belief…
‘The reality of this virus is only just unfolding before our very eyes. Please, please adhere to government guidelines. DO YOUR BIT. Protect yourselves and protect others!! The virus isn’t spreading, PEOPLE are spreading the virus.
‘Life as we know it has changed dramatically but unless we all act now to protect ourselves and others, the longer this turmoil and anguish will go on….
‘Rest in peace Chloe.
‘Until we meet again….’
As of 9 am Tuesday, the UK’s coronavirus death toll increased by 87 to 422 on Tuesday. A total of 90,436 had been tested, and 8,077 of those were positive.
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