A MUM has died from suspected coronavirus and her daughter is sick after 17 mourners caught the bug at a household funeral.
“Wholesome” Susan Nelson, 65, a retired sandwich store proprietor from Halesowen, West Midlands, turned sick within the days after attending her aunt’s funeral on March 13.
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She was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham the next week and handed away on Tuesday.
An additional 16 individuals who attended the identical funeral – together with Susan’s husband, daughter, niece, and great-uncle – have now begun exhibiting signs of the coronavirus.
Daughter Amanda, an NHS enterprise assist supervisor who additionally suffers from Addison’s illness, is presently isolating at house along with her dad, Robert.
“It was my [great] aunt’s funeral so quite a lot of the broader household have been there,” she mentioned.
“She died again in February, however we have now simply had so many individuals contract the virus that I can solely assume it was from then.
“My 21-year-old cousin has it, proper the best way as much as an excellent uncle that’s 88 and is exhibiting some signs.
“We now have another person in our household in hospital that is most likely not going to outlive it.
“Our stunning, caring mum was the centre of the household – we’re a really shut, massive household and this has destroyed us.”
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There at the moment are virtually 20,000 circumstances of the coronavirus within the UK, with the quantity anticipated to proceed rising all through the approaching weeks.
The UK loss of life toll now stands at 1,228, although the overwhelming majority of these dying have been aged or had underlying well being issues.
Susan’s son Carl described how rapidly his mum’s situation developed.
“She was admitted to hospital on Monday and I spoke to the hospital employees the next day,” he mentioned.
“They mentioned the subsequent 48 hours have been essential earlier than they referred to as me again a number of hours later to say it was very near the tip and one member of the household could possibly be along with her.
“As a result of I had not one of the signs, I could not go and my sister was too unwell battling the sickness herself.
“Fortunately, my dad Robert was able to go and be with her when she died.
“She started showing serious symptoms on Thursday and being dead the early hours of the Tuesday morning shows how quickly this can escalate.