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'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.

An amazing health care worker who would do anything to keep a smile on others' faces.

She leaves behind two daughters, her husband, her family and friends in this sad time.

She unfortunately lost her battle to Covid-19 on the 14th May 2020.

All donations will go to her family for support with her funeral costs and to her family at this sad time.

Rest in peace, beautiful, we will all miss you so so much.

– 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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