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Coronavirus: Woman, 21, believed to be UK's youngest to die with no health conditions

Mirror logo Mirror 25/03/2020 Abigail O'Leary

a woman looking at the camera: Chloe Middleton's family spoke about their pain and urged everyone to stay at home to stop others going through the same trauma © Provided by Mirror Chloe Middleton's family spoke about their pain and urged everyone to stay at home to stop others going through the same trauma A healthy 21-year-old woman has died from coronavirus despite having no underlying health conditions, her family have said.

Chloe Middleton's family took to social media to describe the "unimaginable pain" they are going through after her death.

The young woman, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was described as healthy by her family who are urging people to strictly follow government measures to stay at home.


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Mum 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 wrote: "My beautiful, kind hearted 21 year old niece Chloe has passed away from Covid-19. SHE HAD NO UNDERLYING HEALTH ISSUES.

a close up of a woman: Chloe Middleton died after catching coronavirus © Provided by Mirror Chloe Middleton died after catching coronavirus

“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!

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"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...”

Increased measures to enforce social distancing were announced by Boris Johnson on Monday.

a close up of a woman: Chloe's said they were experiencing © Provided by Mirror Chloe's said they were experiencing

They included Brits only leaving their home for "essential purposes" - which included buying essential food, exercising once per day and if you are a key worker, going to work.

The Prime Minister's order will last for an initial three weeks, when it will be reviewed to see whether the contagion rate is down.

Speaking during a special TV broadcast last night, Mr Johnson said: “Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope.

“Because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.

“If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

“We will look again in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows we are able to.

“But at present there are just no easy options. The way ahead is hard, and it is still true that many lives will sadly be lost.”

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.


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