Lauren Goodger reveals her friend Spud, 28, has died from coronavirus after catching the disease in hospital
- Most of the coronavirus-related deaths have so far been people aged over 60 and with underlying health conditions, but others have fallen victim, too
- On Thursday, it was reported that the UK has recorded 43 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours compared to 87 on Tuesday
- New infections have increased by a record 1,452 to 9,529 as Britons continued to flout the lockdown.
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Lauren Goodger took to Instagram on Thursday to pay tribute to a friend, nicknamed, Spud, who has died from the coronavirus.
She shared a picture of the man, believed to be aged 28, and revealed he died earlier this week after catching the virus from hospital.
The post read: ‘Rest in Peace Spud. This virus is real, and it’s spreading. PLEASE STAY AT HOME PEOPLE.’
Tragedy: Lauren Goodger has revealed her friend, nicknamed Spud, 28, has died from coronavirus after catching the disease in hospital
Lauren had also written: So sad, friend of a friend died yesterday from Islington. He caught the virus from hospital and didn’t make it.
Spud’s real name is not yet known but in the picture, it’s clear to see that he appeared to have been fit and healthy.
Most of the coronavirus-related deaths have so far been people aged over 60 and with underlying health conditions, but others have fallen victim, too.
Sad news: Lauren shared a picture of Spud and some information on what had happened to him
Lauren appeared devastated when she was pictured leaving her home on Thursday morning as she headed out for some fresh air.
While the country is in lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said people are permitted to leave their house once a day to get some exercise.
Lauren understandably failed to raise a smile after she left her home shortly after posting about the news.
Trying to take her mind off things: Lauren was pictured heading out for some exercise on Thursday
On Thursday, it was reported that the UK has recorded 43 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours compared to 87 on Tuesday, but new infections have increased by a record 1,452 to 9,529 as Britons continued to flout the lockdown.
Twenty-eight more patients died in England, six more patients died in Scotland, five in Wales and four in Northern Ireland – bringing the total death toll to 465 in Britain.
They included a 47-year-old who did not have an underlying health condition. The others who died, including one person aged 93, did have underlying health conditions.
In contrast, eighty-seven infected Brits died the day before. Despite the death rate falling by half, the country saw a record spike in cases on Wednesday, with 1,452 more patients known to have caught the deadly virus, bringing the total number of cases to 9,529.