A beloved mother died in her sleep at home after developing symptoms of coronavirus – and today her youngest son is fighting for his life in hospital after being exposed.
Linda Tuppen of Greater Manchester was found lifeless by her eldest son Rob, 28, last Saturday – five days after she started to feel bad.
The 66-year-old woman took care of her son Rob, who contracted a coronavirus when he returned from Krakow earlier this month, before falling ill herself.
Linda’s youngest son James, 23, was admitted to the Coronavirus Hospital on Sunday, where he is still fighting the deadly virus.
Linda Tuppen of Greater Manchester was found dead in bed by one of her children last Saturday – five days after she started to feel sick. Her son James 23, (pictured together), is now in the hospital to fight the coronavirus too
Linda Tuppen’s death occurs as:
- UK experienced its largest increase in coronavirus deaths today with 569 confirmed
- The total number of deaths in Great Britain is 2,921, with 33,718 confirmed cases
- British Airways temporarily laid off 36,000 workers and most flights failed
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- FCA urged banks to give £ 500 interest-free overdraft
- There have been 950,000 new requests for universal credit in the past two weeks
Linda started complaining of a chest infection on March 23, the day the Prime Minister imposed a lock, and her symptoms escalated into pain in her sinuses, forcing her to stay in bed all day Thursday and following friday.
Her son, software engineer Rob, of Bolton, pictured together, found his mother dead in bed
His son, software engineer Rob, from Bolton, was so worried about his mother that he called 111.
But Linda, a beloved former teacher and maternal nurse, refused to talk to them and said she just wanted to sleep.
Tragically, he went to see her the next morning and found that she had died.
Rob, 28, said, “I was panicking, she was just lying there, and I yelled” mom, mom “, but she didn’t answer.
“I was doing chest compressions until the ambulance arrived. I was still in the room when he came and said she was gone.
“It’s devastating, we lost our father in 2008, so we’re pretty much alone now.
“It was a kind and loving woman who adored me, James and she would have done everything for us. She always said that we were her life. She would do anything for anyone.
Rob said his mother suffered from asthma before he died.
He said, “This is serious. It’s not a joke, it could happen to anyone. They were fine when I got home, but then I got sick and they took me because my mom was looking after me while I was sick. She was putting a cloth over her mouth, but it obviously didn’t work.
Linda Tuppen, 66, of Astley Bridge, Manchester, died tragically just days after complaining of a coronavirus symptom. She died in her sleep
At his peak, Rob described feeling so exhausted from the coronavirus that he almost passed out from his bed at his door.
He said, “Your temperature is extremely high, so you’re constantly cold and shivering, and then other times, you’re basically roasting and you have to take off your coat.
“You have a very high fever and I was constantly freezing in bed or roasting to the point where I just had to take off all my clothes because I was so hot.
“The cough is really bad, when you cough, you feel like you can’t stop. One of the most difficult things you can do is your body hurts and even the smallest tasks, like going to the bathroom.
“It got to the point where I was really dehydrated and couldn’t eat for a week. And because I didn’t eat, when I got up, I felt like I was going to pass out.
“I should run from the toilet to my room, which is about five steps, because I felt like I was going to pass out.
Pooja Sharma, photo on the left, died of a coronavirus just 24 hours after her father Sudhir, photo on the right, also died due to illness
The UK saw its largest increase in coronavirus deaths yesterday, with the number of victims falling from 1,789 to 2,352.
Heartbreaking stories of people dying in hospital alone, with their families banned from visiting them for fear of spreading the virus further, are emerging across the country.
This week, a 13-year-old boy named Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, south London, became the youngest person to die after being tested positive for COVID-19.
Last week it emerged that a Heathrow immigration officer died just a day after the death of his daughter pharmacist.
Wendy Jacobs, 58, was principal of Roose Elementary School in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, and died after being tested positive for the virus on March 23.
Sudhir Sharma, 61, who worked at Terminal 3, died on March 22 before pharmacist Pooja, 32, suffered the same tragic fate the next day, The Sun reported.
Tributes were also paid to Wendy Jacobs, principal of Roose Elementary School in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, who died the same day as Pooja. She was 58 years old and would not have any underlying health problems.
A fundraising page has been created to help Rob and James get through this devastating period. You can donate HERE.