A 12-year-old girl with no pre-existing medical conditions is reportedly "fighting for life" after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

The patient, named as Emma, was tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

According to reports, she is now in a stable condition at Children's Healthcare in Atlanta.

But her cousin said she is currently using a "ventilator" after her lungs were affected.

Justin Anthony, told CNN: “Here's a 12-year-old fighting for her life People need to practice social distancing. People need to take care of their children."

He earlier said on Facebook: "They (Scottish Rite doctors) think she may be one of the youngest cases in GA, and she has zero health issues.

"She was first diagnosed with penumonia. They then had to put a central line to her heart.

"Her vitals are better today but she's on a ventilator and unable to breath on her own. Please pray for her safety."

It is not known how the girl contracted the virus.

There have now been more than 30,000 cases of coronavirus in the US since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, at the end of last year.

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In the UK, the death toll reached 281 with more than 5,000 cases.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson dramatically ordered the closure of pubs, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and gyms on Friday.

He has also told Brits to stay inside as the nation attempts to tackle the deadly outbreak.

But at the weekend, scores of Brits were seen outside flouting the advice.

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