Speaking at yesterday's Downing Street press conference, Michael Gove, Cabinet Office Minister, said: "There are some signs - as a result of people observing social distancing - that we may be able to flatten the spread of infection".
The page says Ismail died without any family members present due to the highly infectious nature of COVID-19.
Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab died without his family in isolation at Kings College Hospital in the early hours of Monday morning.
"Sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time", the statement read.
"Ismail starting showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to King's College Hospital". The age range of those without underlying health conditions was 25 to 100 years old.
It continued: "He was put on a ventilator and put into an induced coma but sadly died".
Family friend Mark Stephenson, who was speaking on behalf of the boy's mother and six siblings, said there would not be a post-mortem examination.
"On Tuesday, the announced death toll was 381, the day before that it was 180 - you can see how fast it is increasing at the moment", Challands said. "We are beyond devastated".
"The death has been referred to the coroner and no further comment will be made".
The college has started a GoFundMe page to pay for Ismail's funeral.
The sad news comes amid a record-breaking spate of 381 coronavirus deaths in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, while 3,009 further cases were confirmed - ranking as Britain's darkest day since the crisis began.
The news of the boy's death came in the week that the United Kingdom registered its biggest day-on-day leap in death count from coronavirus of 381, to hit a total of 1,789 deaths on Tuesday.