On Friday 3rd April, a 36-year-old NHS nurse, believed to have no other underlying health issues, died after contracting coronavirus. Areema Nasreen, mother of three children passed away in the intensive care at Walsall Manor Hospital in West Midlands, where she had worked for 16 years.
Nasreen had reported about suffering through body aches, running a high temperature and gradually had started coughing showing all symptoms of coronavirus. She had tested positive for Covid-19 but her health conditions deteriorated.
Her friend Rubi Aktar in her tribute on Facebook wrote,
"I can't believe I will not see your smile again. You made me the nurse that I am today, with your support, motivation and inspiration I am the nurse that I am today and I hope I can do you proud Areema.”
Nasreen’s 22-year-old had earlier said that she was on annual leave when she first started showing symptoms and that she did not believe she contracted it at work. Nasreen began working at Walsall Manor Hospital as a housekeeper, and later qualified as a staff nurse in January last year. She is believed to be the first youngest nurse of colour to have died of coronavirus.