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saylor Sat 30-May-20 19:36:55

What was their circumstance? I'm curious to see what the "real" picture looks like.

I know of two people:
1. My friends father who was in his mid-70s but in ailing health and my understanding is he had more than one underlying health condition. He probably had another 5 years in him though.

2. My friends grandmother who contracted it in her care home. No underlying health conditions, but she was 99.

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Fleurchamp Sat 30-May-20 19:46:26

A colleague's mum - she was 92 but very much fit and healthy, lived at home not in a care home.

A different colleague's dad - Mid 60's.

A neighbour's son - 38 and although asthmatic otherwise well.

SheSheHe Sat 30-May-20 19:48:15

1. An elderly neighbour’s husband. Late 70s lots of underlying health conditions. In hospital for knee operation and caught the virus in hospital and died in there.

2. Friend’s mother in her 90s. In hospital after falling at home and caught the virus in hospital and died in there.

So two deaths, both caught the virus in hospital.

BreathlessCommotion Sat 30-May-20 19:49:24

But this won't give you the real picture. This I will be anecdotal, which is the worst sort of picture to get of a situation like this

Lochroy Sat 30-May-20 19:52:10

Mid eighties males who had long term underlying conditions but no specific occurrence/flare up at the time. Admitted to hospital for something else (new) and then caught it in hospital where he died.

gingganggooleywotsit Sat 30-May-20 19:55:08

My dh's uncle who was 86, in poor health already with various nerve disorders.

AlexaShutUp Sat 30-May-20 19:55:33

52. A bit overweight, but no underlying health conditions. He was a doctor.

gingganggooleywotsit Sat 30-May-20 19:55:42

He caught in hospital when in for having a call.

gingganggooleywotsit Sat 30-May-20 19:56:54

having a fall sorry. Also friend's dad who was 53, no health problems apart from slight diabetes.

saylor Sat 30-May-20 19:59:17

Very sad about so many contracting it in the hospital after having gone in for other things. I had no idea this was a thing! That's bloody awful!

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nothingcanhurtmewithmyeyesshut Sat 30-May-20 19:59:37

Male colleague, mid 60s very healthy. Was in good spirits the evening before, went down hill in the night, was dead by morning. Its terrifying how quickly it takes you.

GiantPinesAhem Sat 30-May-20 20:02:48

I think it's worth pointing out that no underlying conditions only means none have been previously diagnosed.

The condition which makes me most vulnerable to dying if I contact it doesn't make me more likely to catch it in the first place, and it's also considered to be rarely diagnosed rather than rare- meaning a lot more people have it without realising.

HerRoyalNotness Sat 30-May-20 20:08:04

My h’s managers mum. In her 90s in New York, didn’t mention underlying conditions.

Grobagsforever Sat 30-May-20 20:08:31


The 'real' picture is theses objective, politically neutral figures from the Winton Mathematics Centre at Cambridge.

Not a bunch of random stories on the internet

ComDummings Sat 30-May-20 20:10:10

Late 20s, in good health, normal weight. Battled for weeks.

Bunnybigears Sat 30-May-20 20:12:26

My friends grandfather, he had asbestos related lung cancer, caught it in his care home.

Waxonwaxoff0 Sat 30-May-20 20:13:55

My grandfather's brother in law. In his 70s and poor health.

Also a friend's aunt but she too was elderly and was in hospital with sepsis when she contracted it.

Slave2love Sat 30-May-20 20:15:15

There have been two cases in my town. One was a man in his 40's who caught covid after being in hospital for other health related issues. The other was a man who I believe to be about late sixties, possibly seventy. He worked in the local shop and I assume that's where he caught it...

SylviasMotherSaid Sat 30-May-20 20:18:51

Former work colleague suffering terminal illness went abroad at beginning of March returned just before lockdown pretty sure she caught it on her travels .

Lifeisabeach09 Sat 30-May-20 20:19:08

Several. All over 85 and in a care home. Fortunately, was mild symptomatically and quite quick but shocking for families and the people who looked after them.

sausagepastapot Sat 30-May-20 20:21:52

83yo who has been dying since January really. Went to hospital with another issue, and got it and died

92yo got it in care home and died several weeks after with very minimal symptoms (only loss of test and smell, no cough or anything else)

Grobagsforever Sat 30-May-20 20:23:27

Sorry this table gives clear breakdowns by age.

@cumdommings, that is a sad loss but it is important ppl view this table and understand how incredibly unusual that is. So sorry for your loss.

maria860 Sat 30-May-20 20:27:02

Some of these are so scary not having a good day

ComtesseDeSpair Sat 30-May-20 20:28:04

My colleague’s 88-year-old grandfather - perfectly “well” in the sense of being in good shape for somebody his age / no health problems bar just being very old.

And a colleague in our New York office in his early forties. We were shocked as nobody thought he had any underlying health conditions, wasn’t overweight etc - but people who knew him better have alluded to him having been a pretty serious functioning alcoholic, which would have taken a toll on his body.

Futureplanning Sat 30-May-20 20:30:40

Mid seventies no known illnesses, went in hospital with a broken leg, 14 days after discharge diagnosed with cv19, died 2 days later. Only symptom was a temp. Presumed caught in hospital.

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