Retired mental health worker, 59, dies from coronavirus after responding to call to return and help

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A retired mental health worker died from coronavirus after returning to the front line to help the struggling NHS fight Covid-19.

Glen Corbin, 59, of Brent, in north-west London, worked for many years as a medical assistant at the Park Royal Center for Mental Health and recently retired.

He then returned to his role to help in the fight against coronaviruses in acute care and rehabilitation services.

Glen Corbin, 59, from Brent in north-west London, worked as a health care assistant at the Park Royal Center for Mental Health (photo) for many years and had recently retired

Glen Corbin, 59, from Brent in north-west London, worked as a health care assistant at the Park Royal Center for Mental Health (photo) for many years and had recently retired

Colleagues paid tribute to him after his death from the disease, saying he is looking forward to his 60th birthday this year.

They said, “Glen was a very loved colleague and he will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones during this sad and difficult period. “

It was revealed last week that 20,000 former NHS workers have returned to the profession to help fight the deadly disease.

Last week, PM thanked the doctors, nurses and other former professionals for their return to work, as well as the 750,000 members of the public who volunteered to help the health service.

England’s chief nurse yesterday paid tribute to two frontline nurses who died after testing positive for coronavirus.

Mother of three, Aimee O’Rourke, 39, died Thursday at QEQM Hospital in Margate, Kent, following the onset of symptoms two weeks ago.

Aimee O'Rourke, 39, died Thursday at QEQM Hospital in Margate, Kent, following the onset of symptoms two weeks ago

Aimee O’Rourke, 39, died Thursday at QEQM Hospital in Margate, Kent, following the onset of symptoms two weeks ago

A few hours later, Areema Nasreen, 36, died shortly after midnight in intensive care at Walsall Manor Hospital, West Midlands, where she had worked.

It occurs when a five-year-old child with underlying health conditions is the youngest dying victim of the coronavirus in Britain, while another 708 people who tested positive for the disease also died today.

Areema Nasreen, 36, nurse and mother of three in Walsall, died of coronavirus, becoming the youngest health worker in the country to be killed by the disease

Areema Nasreen, 36, nurse and mother of three in Walsall, died of coronavirus, becoming the youngest health worker in the country to be killed by the disease

The record jump in deaths today brings the death toll in the UK to 4,313, while the number of new infections in the UK increased from 3,735 to 41,903, the smallest 24-hour increase in cases in four days.

NHS England National Medical Director Stephen Powis said at the No10 press conference tonight that the latest figures suggest that the infection rate has started to “stabilize” as the number of new cases slows.

But he warned that there was “no room for complacency” and urged everyone to strictly adhere to the lock rules, including avoiding gathering in UK parks and beaches this sunny weekend.

The Midlands suffered new deaths with 212 deaths, compared to 127 in London. The North West had 97 while the North East and Yorkshire had 73, the East of England 70, the South East 41 and the South West 17.

But the number of tests fell to 9,406, falling below the 10,000 mark, exceeded for two days.

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