A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his family has said.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, South West London, is said to have been admitted to King's College Hospital in London after suffering breathing difficulties.

A family spokesman said he was later put into an induced coma but died yesterday morning.

He is believed to have had no underlying health conditions.

A family statement released on GoFund Me said: "Ismail started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to Kings College Hospital.

"He was put on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma but sadly died yesterday morning.

"To our knowledge he had no underlying health conditions. We are beyond devastated."

Mark Stephenson, director at the Madinah College in Brixton said on behalf of the family: "Ismail was tested positive for covid19.

"They have not released the body yet, as the coroner wants to do an autopsy - I'm assuming due to his young age and not having underlying conditions."