A nurse, who was in her 20s, reportedly committed suicide at a London hospital, where 8 coronavirus patients have died.
The nurse is believed to have been working in an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at King’s College Hospital in London.
8 people have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at King’s College Hospital in London.
According to reports, a nurse in her 20s was found dead at the King’s College Hospital in London on the evening of Monday.
She was found in an unresponsive state at the hospital.
The police were called at the scene by 5:36 pm later that day.
The spokesperson of the Metropolitan Police released a statement for the incident.
The statement said, “The patient was treated and later died in hospital. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”
The King’s College Hospital in London released a statement about the incident, where they confirmed the incident.
The statement said: “A member of staff was found unresponsive at the hospital on Monday. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, they sadly died.”
The statement added: “We are offering support to their family at this difficult time and would ask that their privacy is respected.”
The nurse was reportedly working at the ICUs of the hospital.
ICUs are used to care for people that have serious or life-threatening conditions.
As of writing this article, there have been 471,802 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the entire world.
21,297 deaths have been caused by the deadly virus.
In the United Kingdom, 9,529 people have been infected with the deadly virus and have caused the deaths of 465 people.
Earlier this week, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced a strict lockdown across the country.
PM Boris said the following retail businesses will be open:
- Supermarkets and other food shops
- Health shops
- Pharmacies, including non-dispensing pharmacies
- Petrol stations
- Bicycle shops
- Home and hardware shops
- Laundrettes and dry cleaners
- Car rentals
- Pet shops
- Corner shops and newsagents
- Post offices