Woman with a ‘heart of gold’ who lost everything when her home was destroyed in Storm Dennis floods dies of coronavirus aged 28
- Becca Evans, 28, passed away on 9 April after testing positive for coronavirus
- She is thought to have contracted the infection at Royal Glamorgan Hospital
- Ms Evans’ Rhondda Cynon Taf home was destroyed by Storm Dennis in February
- Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID
A woman with a ‘heart of gold’ who lost everything when her home was destroyed in Storm Dennis floods has died of coronavirus aged 28.
Becca Evans passed away on 9 April after being admitted to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in South Wales last month and testing positive for the infection.
It is thought she contracted the virus after arriving at the hospital.
Becca Evans, pictured, passed away on 9 April being admitted to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in South Wales last month and testing positive for the infection
According to the BBC, the 28-year-old’s friend Jacqui Evans said the family had lost everything after their Rhondda Cynon Taf home was destroyed in the Storm Dennis floods in February.
She paid tribute to Ms Evans, describing her as ‘completely unique’ with a ‘heart of absolute gold’.
She said: ‘Everyone she met, she touched their lives in some way and everyone loved her.
‘She was so widely loved by so many people. I’ve had so many messages from people saying they’ll remember her smile and her willingness to help anybody.
‘Becca was just completely unique, she had an absolute heart of gold, she was always doing something, always active and always smiling.’
It follows Dominic Raab declaring tonight that lockdown will stay in place for at least another three weeks.
Ms Evans, pictured right, is thought she contracted the virus after arriving at the hospital. She was described as ‘completely unique’ with a ‘heart of absolute gold’
In a speech from Downing Street, the First Secretary of State said: ‘Overall, we still don’t have the infection rate down as far as we need to.
‘As in other countries we have issues with the virus spreading in some hospitals and in care homes and in sum, the very clear advice we have received is that any change to our social distancing measures now would risk a significant increase in the spread of the virus.
‘That would threaten a second peak of the virus and substantially increase the number of deaths.
‘It would undo the progress we have made to date and as a result would require an even longer period of the more restrictive social distancing measures.
‘So early relaxation would do more damage to the economy over a longer period and I want to be really clear about this.
‘The advice from SAGE is that relaxing any of the measures currently in place would risk damage to both public health and our economy.’
The UK has announced 861 more deaths from coronavirus, taking the total number of victims to 13,729.
A spokesperson for Public Health Wales told MailOnline: ‘We do not comment on circumstances at individual sites, we also have a responsibility to protect individuals tested and patients being treated for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
‘For this reason we will not share any information on these individuals other than that published in our official statements.’
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