Number of NHS workers killed by coronavirus nearly doubles in a week with more victims named – The Sun

THE number of NHS workers killed by coronavirus has nearly doubled in a week after more victims from the front line were named yesterday.

We reported last Sunday that 32 health workers had died — but the toll has now surged to at least 61.

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Barry England, 58, a paramedic based in Hemel Hempstead, Herts, succumbed on Thursday.

Another paramedic, Stuart Monk, 48, of the North West Ambulance Service, died on Friday night.

And community midwife Linda Clarke, 66, also perished on Friday. She worked at Wigan’s Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

Dr Krishan Arora, 57, a senior GP partner at Violet Lane Medical Practice in Croydon, South London, lost his battle with the bug.

Mental health staff nurse Steven Pearson, 51, passed away after more than 30 years’ service with the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.

Community mental health nurse Gladys Mujajati, 46, of Derby, died in hospital after contracting Covid-19.

Colleagues of Amarante Dias, of Weston General Hospital in Somerset, said he will be “greatly missed”.

A&E clinical support worker Jane Murphy, 73, based at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, was the second NHS staff member known to have died in Scotland.

Nurse and gran Barbara Sage, 68, became the first Marie Curie worker to die of Covid-19. She was based in Bromley, South London.

Swansea University mental health nursing lecturer Brian Mfula, 51, died after coming down with the bug.

Andrew Treble, 57, a ­theatre assistant at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, died on Wednesday. His daughter Emily, 17, said: “He was such a lovely man.”

Single mum Sonja Kaygan, 26, a carer of Enfield, North London, died in intensive care on Friday.

Staff nurse Michael Allieu became the 60th victim. He worked at Homerton University Hospital in Clapton, East London.

Healthcare assistant Jenelyn Carter, 41, died after working in Swansea.


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