'Beautiful' care worker dies after contracting coronavirus

Evelyn Nicolas worked at the Maypole Grove Care Home in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Credit: GoFundMe

A “beautiful” care worker has died after contracting Covid-19.

Evelyn Nicolas, who worked at the Maypole Grove Care Home in Kings Heath, Birmingham, died on Thursday.

In tribute to her mother, Chrystalla Nicolas told us:

She used to care for anyone as if they were her own.

Chrystalla Nicolas

A friend, who has created a fundraising page for the carer’s family, which has so far raised more than £1,000, said:

With a heavy heart I announce the death of my colleague and friend Evelyn Nicolas.

Friend of Evelyn Nicolas

The manager at Maypole Grove Care Home, Arron Breen, said:

We can confirm that one of our colleagues sadly passed away on May 14. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their family and friends during this difficult time.

Arron Breen

The news follows the Office for National Statistics today (May 19th) announcing 9,980 coronavirus-related care home deaths have been registered up to May 8th in England and Wales.

The ONS has also announced more than 44,000 deaths in the UK are now coronavirus-related.

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