Carer, 28, who collapsed with suspected coronavirus dies two hours later
Dean McKee, 28, died eight days after it is believed he caught the killer bug from the care home he worked in, his devastated family said
Dean McKee, 28, died after an “eight-day battle” when it is believed he caught the killer bug from the care home he worked in, his devastated family has confirmed.In a tribute to Dean, his sister Jo wrote: "My brother died yesterday early hours of the morning. He worked in a care home, got ill 8 days ago, he collapsed on my mum.
"Took to hospital and died two hours later. He was only 28 no health problems yes a little overweight but nothing more."R.I.P Dean McKee."Dean's brother Richard took to Twitter to pay tribute, saying Dean "touched the hearts of everyone".
Follow all coronavirus updates on our live blog here Richard added: "My brother and Uncle Dean McKee to my 2 sons in this picture passed away with 8 day battle with the virus aged 28.“#stayhomesavelives [sic] never been more important god bless you brother, you touched hearts of everyone you knew xxxx”
A life-long Queens Park Rangers fan, the club also paid tribute to him - tweeting a video in which Dean reads a poem he wrote, titled 'Born Blue and White', in honour of his team.The London club said on Twitter: "It is with huge sadness the club has learned of the untimely passing of Dean McKee. A lifelong fan, Dean’s original piece ‘Born Blue & White’ will continue to be played before all #QPR home games. Our thoughts are with his family. RIP Dean.
Over the past few weeks, an increasing number of young people in the UK have faced battles with the virus - with many sadly losing their lives.The World Health Organisation warned younger generations to be aware they are not automatically safe simply because of their age.
Speaking at a press conference in Geneva, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s coronavirus technical lead, said: “We are seeing more and more younger individuals who are experiencing severe disease.“I should say, overall, most of the people who are experiencing severe disease and ending up in ICU are people of older age, and are people who have underlying conditions.
Read More Coronavirus outbreak “But what we are seeing in some countries, individuals who are in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are in ICUs and have died."Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, and Luca Di Nicola, 19, both died after becoming infected with the virus in the UK last week.
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