Worcestershire nurse dies while self-isolating at home with coronavirus symptoms

A nurse based at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch who had been self-isolating at home with symptoms of coronavirus has died.

Julie Omar, who was 52, was a highly experienced trauma and orthopaedics nurse and was known to many staff at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's Worcester site from her time with the trauma team there.

In a statement, the Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins said Mrs Omar was a "much-loved" member of the team.

Earlier today, the Health Secretary confirmed a number of NHS staff have died so far in the coronavirus outbreak.