Amged El-Hawrani, a surgeon, died on March 29, 2020, after contracting the novel coronavirus.
El-Hawrani, who was 55, was an NHS consultant known for his ear, nose, and throat surgeon work.
He was working at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB).
According to reports, the man died on March 28, 2020, in Leicester Royal Infirmary.
NHS England confirmed that El-Hawrani was the first frontline worker to die as a result of fighting the global coronavirus pandemic.
Gavin Boyle, the Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB), said, “I want to pay tribute to Mr. Amged El-Hawrani, who has sadly passed away.”
Gavin added, “He was known for his dedication and commitment to his patients. He had also raised funds for the hospitals, including climbing in the Himalayas with a group of friends some years ago. The whole UHDB family are desperately saddened at losing Amged who was such a valued and much loved colleague.”
The family of El-Hawrani was devastated by the news.
A spokesperson for the family said, “Amged was a loving and much-loved husband, son, father, brother, and friend. His greatest passions were his family and his profession, and he dedicated his life to both.”
The spokesperson added, “He was the rock of our family, incredibly strong, compassionate, caring and giving. He always put everyone else before himself.”
The spokesperson continued, “Losing Amged is devastating for our family. Life without him is impossible to imagine but together, we will do all we can to honour his memory and live how he would have wanted us to.”
As of writing this article, 869,997 people have contracted the virus.
The coronavirus has caused the deaths of 43,123 people all over the world.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of El-Hawrani.