A man in his 40s with motor neurone disease (MND) is thought to be the youngest person in the UK to have died having tested positive for coronavirus.
Craig Ruston, died in Kettering, Northamptonshire, on Monday morning and his chest infection was diagnosed as Covid-19.
In a post on his Facebook page, Me and My MND, his wife Sally paid tribute to a “wonderfully kind and caring person”.
In the UK, 71 people with coronavirus have died.
Mr Ruston’s wife said he was given about two years to live when he was diagnosed with MND in June 2018 and his “fight with MND was not ready to be over”.
She said: “Last Tuesday he was taken unwell and we have since spent the last six days in isolation.
“Craig’s chest infection was confirmed as Covid-19. How dare that take Craig who was already facing this, the most vile and evil of diseases.”