Of the extra 637 English deaths in hospitals, Public Health England said that the patients were aged between five years and 104 years old.
Before today, the youngest known victim was 13.
The Department for Health has since confirmed the five-year-old is the UK’s youngest person to die with COVID-19 related symptoms so far.
It brought the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 3,939, with 40 of those who had died in England – aged between 48 and 93 years old – having no known underlying health conditions.
No information was released about the five-year-old, but the implication is that the child had an underlying condition.
Source: Sky News