Schoolboy, 14, dies after testing positive for coronavirus in Portugal – The Sun

A TEENAGE boy has died after falling ill with the coronavirus in Portugal.

The 14-year-old's death follows that of a 16-year-old French schoolgirl, who died at a Paris hospital this week.

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The Portuguese youngster, who lived in a town half-an-hour from Porto, lost his fight for life in the early hours of this morning.

Local reports said he suffered from psoriasis, a skin disorder that can affect the immune system.

Medics are said to have decided against transferring him to a hospital with a paediatric A&E unit because of the severity of his condition.

He has been confirmed as Portugal's youngest person to die from Covid-19 so far.

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Earlier this week, 16-year-old Julie Alliot, who lived near Paris, died after contracting the deadly bug.

Her sister Manon paid tribute to a "bright and much-loved" girl who "loved to dance, sing and make people laugh".

The number of coronavirus deaths in Portugal currently stands at 119.

Nearly 6,000 people have officially tested positive and another 5,500 are awaiting the results of tests.

Earlier today, it emerged a British man has died on the Algarve after falling ill.

The man, who was in his 70s, lost his fight for life on Saturday at Faro Hospital.



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