The coronavirus outbreak continues to devastate the world, having killed thousands in a matter of months - but it's not just the elderly and those with underlying health concerns who are at risk.

These tragic patients in their teens and early 20s from across Europe prove the killer virus can be just as fatal to the young and healthy.

This comes as the worldwide death toll hit 42,107 while the number of UK coronavirus deaths rose to 1,808 yesterday.

The increase of 393 in the last 24 hours in Britain is more than double the increase of 180 across the previous day.

The rise was described as "deeply shocking and disturbing" by Michael Gove during a daily press conference.

At that same conference however, NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis said charts showed "green shoots" as daily increases in case numbers were stalling.

But Gove said now was not the time for people to be "slackening".

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab died at King's College Hospital without any family members close by

Schoolboy Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, from Brixton, south London, sadly died without any family members close by due to the highly infectious nature of Covid-19.

The teenager, who had no underlying health conditions, died at Kings College Hospital on Monday morning after being put into an induced coma.

The Mohamed family, who sadly also lost their father to cancer, 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."

A  GoFundMe  page was set up to help pay for the teenager's funeral costs and has already raised £28,000, despite a target of just £4,000.

Dr Nathalie MacDermott, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, King's College London, said: "While we know it is much less likely for children to suffer severe COVID-19 infection than older adults, this case highlights the importance of us all taking the precautions we can to reduce the spread of infection in the UK and worldwide."

She said that while the boy did not have any apparent underlying health problems a coroner will need to assess whether a post-mortem is necessary - which would shed further light on his health.

"While chronic underlying medical conditions are known to result in worse outcomes in COVID-19 infection, we have heard of cases of younger individuals with no known medical problems succumbing to the disease," the doctor added.

Luca Di Nicolahas, 19

Luca had a cough and fever for a week before collapsing at his home in Enfield

Nineteen-year-old Luca Di Nicola's dad Mirko Di Nicolahas said he was a "little angel" who would "keep on flying" after his death was confirmed by North Middlesex Hospital.

His brother Davide said he would "try to express some of your wishes and fulfil part of your dreams" and will "take you with me every day".

On March 24, NHS England afternoon announced that a 19-year-old was among 28 patients to have been killed despite having no pre-existing health problems.

Mirko told La Repubblica newspaper he had been sent a letter from the hospital confirming Luca had contracted coronavirus.

Italian Luca had been living in north London and working at mum Clarissa's Italian restaurant in Enfield.

Mirror Online reported how Luca was described as "very healthy"  by his family before he died after being told he had "nothing to worry about".

Luca did visit a GP with coronavirus symptoms before his death.

Speaking to La Repubblica, Luca's auntie said: "For a week before his death Luca had a fever and a cough and my sister-in-law Clarissa and her partner Vincenzo who lived in the same house also had it.

"The London-based doctor gave my nephew some paracetamol.

"But Luca got worse on March 23.

"The doctor visited him at home and told him that he was young, strong and that he didn't have to worry about that bad flu."

However, Luca's condition worsened when he collapsed after complaining of chest pains.

Family members called an ambulance, and paramedics managed to revive him, but his lungs collapsed.

Vitor Godinho, 14

Amateur futsal player Vitor suffered from psoriasis, a skin disorder that can affect the immune system

Amateur futsal player Vitor Godinho, 14, died in a hospital near Porto, Potugal, in the early hours of Sunday after falling ill with the virus.

He is understood to have suffered from psoriasis, a skin disorder that can affect the immune system, but had no major underlying health issues.

Vitor, from Ovar - half an hour’s drive south of Porto - lost his fight for life after being rushed to Sao Sebastiao Hospital in nearby Santa Maria da Feira.

Prue Leith says she was a "bad mum" as she "worked a lot when kids were young".

Medics are said to have decided against transferring him to a hospital with a paediatric A&E unit in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, because of the severity of his condition.

The Portuguese Football Federation paid tribute to the youngster on its website on Sunday.

He played futsal, which is similar to five-a-side football and is played on a hard court, for Maceda Cultural and Recreational Centre in his hometown area.

Vitor was confirmed as Portugal’s youngest person with coronavirus to die so far.

Francisco (Fran) Garcia, 21

When Fran was diagnosed with Covid-19, he was given the devastating news that he had leukaemia

When he was diagnosed with Covid-19, Francisco (Fran) Garcia, 21, from Malaga, Spain, was also given the devastating news that he had leukaemia.

The talented football coach had no idea he had an aggressive form of cancer, which made him extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, when he went to a hospital with breathing problems earlier last month, it was reported.

The president of the Atletico Portada Alta football club said he was told that Mr Garcia was stable, but an hour later was informed that he had died.

He was the youngest victim in Spain at the time - and likely all of Europe.

Mr Garcia was admitted to hospital as a suspected case after telling doctors that he was having trouble breathing,  Malaga Hoy  reported.

Tests confirmed he had coronavirus and pneumonia, and that he was already suffering from leukaemia.

Infectious disease experts said he would have survived and recovered had he not been weakened by cancer.

Mr Garcia had been training at Atletico Portada Alta for four seasons and was currently coaching a youth team.

Julie Alliot, 16

The schoolgirl, named Julie A, died after suffering breathing problems

Sixteen-year-old French schoolgirl Julie Alliot, who has no underlying medical conditions, was described as "bright and much loved".

She succumbed to respiratory problems in a Paris hospital last Wednesday after first developing a "slight cough" a week ago.

Her sister Manon said she had not suffered from any illnesses beforehand.

Manon spoke out to warn people the virus can affect people of all ages and 'no one is invincible'.

"We must stop believing that his virus only affects the elderly," said her heartbroken sister, Manon.

Until Julie's death, many had thought that only the elderly are in danger of dying because of the virus.

The tragic teenager was from Longjumeau, Essonne, south of Paris, and was studying at high school while living with her family.

She was transferred to the Necker hospital in Paris.

"[Her] lungs failed," Manon said. "The doctors did everything they could but it was impossible to wake her up."

Manon and her mother arrived at the hospital after Julie’s death.

"It was violent," she said. "We had time to see her, but we quickly had to think about the future."

Jérôme Salomon, France’s Director General of Health, said the case "was very significant, because severe forms of the virus [are] very rare in young people."

He said: "They happen from time to time for multiple reasons. We see it especially with certain viral conditions with some exceptionally rare strains."

Unnamed girl, aged 12

A medic treats patients at MontLegia CHC clinic in Liege, Belgium

A 12-year-old girl is believed to be the youngest person to die in Europe after contracting coronavirus.

The girl, who died at a hospital in Belgium, is among the youngest victims in the world.

His voice trembling, distraught spokesman for Belgium's government Emmanuel Andre announced the girl's death, telling reporters "it is an emotionally difficult moment because it involves a child".

Mr Andre said medics were left deeply upset when the girl lost her fight for life on Monday.

He was visibly upset while delivering the devastating news and then left the press conference, leaving a colleague to continue, Belgian media reported.

Mr Andre said: "It is obviously an emotionally difficult moment because it involves a child.

"It has also upset the medical and scientific communities.

"We are thinking of her family and friends. It is an event that is very rare, but one which upsets us greatly."

Virologist Steven van Gucht said the girl's condition deteriorated after three days of fever.

He said: "Yesterday, a 12-year-old girl passed away. She tested positive for the coronavirus.

"The child suddenly deteriorated after three days of fever."

It is very rare for a person so young to die, he said, adding: "It reminds us that people of all ages can develop complications.

"We don't know why in some cases it goes wrong. These situations must be studied on a case-by-case basis."

In Belgium, 93 per cent of those who have died were older than 65.

Mr van Gucht assured Belgians that infections will slow and life will eventually return to normal for most, adding: "Believe me, this will pass."

Unnamed man, aged 18

An unnamed 18-year-old man was the youngest known victim at the time of his death at a Coventry hospital over the weekend beginning March 21.

The patient, who had underlying health issues, passed away after testing positive for COVID-19.

In a written statement, Professor Kiran Patel, chief medical officer for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said: “We can confirm that sadly a patient who was being treated for significant underlying health issues has passed away at University Hospital, Coventry.

“They had also tested for Covid-19 on the day before they died but this was not linked to their reason for dying.”