Couple married for 57 years die a day apart due to coronavirus

Couple married for 57 years die a day apart due to coronavirus

- A couple who were married for 57 years have died of the deadly coronavirus within a day of each other

- Maureen and William Sharp, who were both 74 years of age, recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary

- Maureen died on 8 April while her husband succumbed to the disease the next day

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A couple identified Maureen and William Sharp, who were married for 57 years, died of coronavirus within a day of each other.

Maureen and William Sharp, aged 74, were taken to the hospital on Sunday, 5 April but died on 8 and 9 April respectively, Metro reports.

The couple, who celebrated their 57 years of marriage on Hogmanay – New Year’s Eve - had two daughters and four grandchildren.

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Couple married for 57 years died of coronavirus within a day of each other

Maureen died on April 8, while her husband succumbed to the disease on April 9. Photo credit: Metro
Source: UGC

Their daughter, Yvonne, 53, said:

"Dad hadn’t been feeling well for about a week, Mum was quicker within a couple of days.
Couple married for 57 years died of coronavirus within a day of each other

Maureen and William Sharp. Photo credit: Metro
Source: UGC

"They got taken to hospital on Sunday and mum died on April 8 and dad died on April 9, less than 24 hours apart. Dad didn’t have a fever when the ambulance came, Mum did."

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Meanwhile, the world is mulling over a case of two Chinese doctors who went into comas due to Covid-19 complications and woke up with darker skin tones.

The two doctors, Yi Fan and Hu Weifeng, reportedly suffered liver damage that in turn affected the pigmentation of their skin.

According to a Beijing TV station, the 42-year-old medical officers suffered from hormonal imbalances that came as a result of their damaged livers.

Hu and Yi underwent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for 45 and 39 gruelling days respectively.

The treatment process saved their lives. ECMO is a treatment that circulates and oxygenates blood outside a patient's body before pumping it back to the bloodstream of an ill person.

They are recovering at present.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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