Coronavirus: NHS Consultant Amged El-Hawrani dies after testing positive for COVID-19 #COVID19 #coronavirus #NHS #UK #pandemic
A consultant working in Derby and Burton hospitals has died after testing positive for coronavirus.
Amged El-Hawrani, aged 55, was a ear, nose and throat specialist.
He died last night at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
NHS England has said he was the first front-line worker to die in the fight against COVID-19.
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Coronavirus: Another 207 people die after testing positive in the UK #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #pandemic
Another 207 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 1,235.
The number, which was down from the previous day’s 259, counts those who died in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Saturday.
In England, 190 more people have died in that time after testing positive for COVID-19.
NHS England said those who died were aged between 39 and 105, and all but four patients – aged between 57 and 87 – had underlying health conditions.
England’s total number of deaths is now 1,125.
The Department of Health said 1,228 people had died across the UK but NHS England then released a higher figure for the country.
A further 10 people have died in Wales, taking the total deaths there to 48.
One person died in Scotland and six in Northern Ireland.
According to NHS England, 15 people died at Barts Health NHS Trust in the City of London and east London – the most in the country.
It was followed by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in north London, with 10 people dying there.
There were seven deaths each at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Service NHS Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
The increase in deaths came as the government warned the nationwide lockdown could go on for a “significant” time.
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London coronavirus: Mum of 28-year-old who died from coronavirus issues warning to young people #COVID19 #coronavirus #UK #pandemic
The mum of a 28-year-old who died from coronavirus has issued a stark warning to young people.
Adam Harkins Sullivan died at University College Hospital in Central London this week after he lost his battle with Covid-19.
The 28-year-old from Camden Town was taken to the hospital with pneumonia only a week before and put into a coma by doctors.
His mother, Jackie, who lives in Holborn, told the Camden New Journal : “I’ve lost something very precious to me that can never be replaced. We are all just in shock because he was only a young man. He was healthy – you didn’t have to tell him to eat his greens, he was always like that.
“He went into hospital with viral pneumonia, but other than that he was healthy. People have got to start taking this seriously. A lot of people think it’s an old person’s disease – but look what has happened to Adam.”
She added: “I am seeing loads of young people going around not taking it serious. People are going out all the time, just for the sake of going out. And not just for one hour. They are not doing what they should be doing.”
Adam worked as a painter and decorator with his dad and had a 6-year-old son called Harry.
Before Adam passed Jackie was able to say her final goodbyes, while other family members were able to look through a window.
She said: “He was virtually dead and it was just a machine keeping him alive. I was talking to him, telling him ‘you’re at UCH. You need to fight’. He flatlined. He flatlined again, and then again. And I knew there’s no coming back.
“When Adam died they had somebody coming into his bed straight away. She was on a trolley in the hallway just waiting there to go in. While I was visiting Adam two people flatlined. When the machine started going off you can see it. They all rush in and rush over.”
Jackie shared her son’s story as a warning to younger people who think they are immune to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
She said: “He’s got literally hundreds of mates. He was a special character. It’s really cheered us up all the nice things people have been saying on Facebook.
“But as a family it has devastated all of us. Please everyone – just try to understand what is going on.”
Courtesy of mylondon.news