Chloe's mother, Dianne Middleton posted on Facebook how the deadly pathogen is not "just a virus" as it took her daughter's life. The country's existing stock of about 5,000-8,000 ventilators is inadequate if cases jump as predicted.
Chloe Middleton died on March 21 from what is believed to be Covid-19.
"The reality of this virus is only just unfolding before our very eyes", she added.
"Speaking from personal experience this so-called virus has taken the life of my 21-year-old daughter". She had no underlying health issue'.More news: United States indicts Nicolás Maduro and other top Venezuelan leaders for drug trafficking
She also said on social media: "My attractive, kind-hearted niece, Chloe, has passed away from COVID-19".
The post went on to say: "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 ..."
Diane's sister, Amy Middleton said, "She went above and beyond for me and was my best friend even though she had a habit of pinching my clothes, so many great memories that I'm so, so, so grateful we got to make and share and that will never be forgotten!"
On Sunday the NHS suggested an 18-year-old male had died from coronavirus, but it has since emerged that the teenager had tested positive for the disease in a hospital in Coventry but died from an unrelated condition.More news: A timeline of Harry and Meghan's best moments as a royal couple
"Please, please adhere to government guidelines".
However, COVID-19 was not the direct cause of death as the teenager was suffering from "significant underlying health issues", according to doctors.
He said: "One of the things we are learning is that although older people are the hardest hit, younger people are not spared". According to the tally by worldwide news agency, the pandemic has now spread to 198 countries and has infected at least 471,464 people.
The young woman was described as healthy by her family who are urging people to strictly follow government measures to stay at home.More news: Million People File Jobless Claims, Smashing Previous Record Amid COVID-19 Outbreak