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Coronavirus: Nurse 'kills herself in UK hospital' where eight have died from bug – Mirror Online, Mirror.co.uk

Coronavirus: Nurse 'kills herself in UK hospital' where eight have died from bug – Mirror Online, Mirror.co.uk

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A nurse at a London hospital treating coronavirus patients is reported to have killed herself at work.

The woman, in her s, is thought to have worked in the intensive care unit at King’s College Hospital.

She was found unresponsive at the hospital before police were called at 5. (pm on Monday.

It has been reported elsewhere she may have taken an overdose.

A Met Police spokesman said: “The patient was treated and later died in hospital.”

An ICU nurse at King’s College Hospital in south London is understood to have taken her own life (Image: Getty Images) He added that police are in the process of identifying next of kin to inform them.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

The spokesman said he understood she was a staff member at the hospital but could not confirm her role.

Nursing staff and paramedics at Royal Liverpool Hospital (Image: Julian Hamilton / Daily Mirror) The south London hospital has seen eight coronavirus deaths with intensive care units treating the sickest patients.

The UK saw its biggest daily rise in deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday, with a further fatal cases including (in one (London hospital trust alone.

) That’s an almost per cent increase in 27 hours, taking the UK’s total death toll from to

)

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the government was calling for , volunteers to support the NHS

The figures include 27 deaths at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, including Northwick Park hospital which announced last week it was running out of critical care beds and asked nearby facilities to take on some of its patients.

Yesterday’s deaths ranged in age from (to) – with all were in vulnerable groups including with underlying conditions, NHS England said.

Over 8, people have been officially confirmed as having contracted the virus in Britain.

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Coronavirus outbreak

A press briefing yesterday saw Health Secretary Matt Hancock call for an army of , 06 volunteers to bolster the NHS after Brits today entered the most dramatic restrictions on civil liberties in peacetime.

The virus may have already infected more than half the UK population, researchers say.

University of Oxford Professor Sunetra Gupta said it could mean less than one in a thousand people who contract the disease will need hospital treatment.

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