Wife pays tribute to her 'soul mate' husband who died from coronavirus

Heartbroken wife pays tribute to her ‘soul mate’ husband, 59, who has become the youngest coronavirus patient in Britain to die

  • Nick Matthews – who had underlying health conditions – died in Bristol yesterday
  • Wife Mary Matthews said he was her ‘life partner’, ‘soul mate’ and  ‘best friend’
  • UK Coronavirus fatalities increased by 14 overnight making total death toll 35
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A heartbroken wife paid tribute to her ‘life partner and soul mate’ husband, 59, who died from coronavirus.

Father-of-two Nick Matthews is believed to be the youngest coronavirus victim in Britain.

Mr Matthews – who had underlying health conditions – died in Bristol Royal Infirmary in the early hours of yesterday morning. 

Heartbroken wife Mary Matthews (left) paid tribute to her ‘life partner and soul mate’ husband Nick, 59, (right) who died from coronavirus in Bristol

It was today revealed that coronavirus fatalities in the UK have increased by 14 overnight bringing the total death toll to 35.

Mr Matthews – who had underlying health conditions – died in Bristol Royal Infirmary

Mr Matthews’ wife Mary wrote in a tribute on Facebook yesterday: ‘Today at 3am I lost my life partner and soul mate but most of all my best friend. 

‘Charlotte, Ben and I are beyond proud to have had such a big character in our lives.

‘As a family we are still currently in isolation until the coronavirus test results come back. 

‘Someone will post again when we have more information. 

‘In the meantime, I know some of you would like to visit but please for you and your families safety, stay away until we get the all clear.’

The number of cases of the killer bug increased by more than 200 to 1,372, the department of health and social care announced this afternoon.

A total of 40,279 people have been tested across the UK.

Mr Matthews’ wife Mary penned a heart-breaking tribute on Facebook yesterday after her husband’s death

It was today revealed that coronavirus fatalities in the UK have increased by 14 overnight bringing the total death toll to 35. Pictured: Bristol Royal Infirmary where Mr Matthews died

The announcement from the Department of Health and Social Care (above) stated the new numbers for today 

Health Secretary Matt Hancock this morning said that the elderly may have to self isolate for up to four months.

In a statement, University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust said: ‘Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and had tested positive for Covid-19, has died. 

‘The patient who died was in his late-fifties and had underlying health conditions.

‘The family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the family’s privacy.’

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