‘Healthy’ banker, 47, dies alone in coronavirus self-isolation just 2 days after symptoms started – The Sun

A 'HEALTHY' banker died alone while in coronavirus self-isolation just two days after his symptoms started.

Tim Galley, 47, developed a tickle in his throat on Sunday last week after going out to a stag do the night before.

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He then developed a fever on Monday and decided to stay home from work and self-isolate.

But tragically, his body was found at his Wrexham home in Wales on Tuesday – having to be carried out by medics in protective clothing.

His broken-hearted girlfriend Donna Cuthbert today revealed she hadn't even been able to visit him before his sudden death due to coronavirus isolation.

She told North Wales News: "As he was getting steadily worse I asked him to phone for an ambulance but he kept on saying to me that he was fine, that he had no underlying health conditions and that they would be too busy dealing with other people."

She said he had even told her "don't be silly" when she said she was worried they wouldn't be able to see each other during the quarantine.

Donna said: "On Tuesday morning I was panicking as Tim didn't return my calls. I asked his neighbour to check on him as they had a key. They found him in bed."

The mother said she was now left devastated by her loss – urging people to listen to the government when it came to coronavirus advice.

She said: "Tim took all the precautions but still this virus got him, my heart is shattered into tiny pieces."

What to do if you think you have coronavirus symptoms

What are the signs?

Common symptoms of the new coronavirus include:

  • new continuous cough, and/or a high temperature
  • high temperature

Some people will also notice a shortness of breath.

What if you need medical advice?

If you think your condition is getting worse, seek medical attention quickly and dial 999 in an emergency.

If it's not an emergency, contact NHS 111 online here.

If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

All routine medical and dental appointments should be cancelled while you are sick and staying at home.

What should you do?

If you think you have symptoms of Covid-19 – however mild –  stay at home.

Public Health England's new advice states: "Stay at home and do not leave your house for seven days from when your symptoms started."

You should stay two metres (about three steps) away from other people in your home, and sleep alone, where possible.

His death comes after a mum died of suspected coronavirus hours after paramedics visited her at home and told her she was "not a priority".

Kayla Williams, 36, died at her flat in Peckham, South London on Saturday, a day after her husband called 999 when she fell ill.

Her husband, Fabian Williams, told The Guardian that mum-of-three Kayla was suffering from a cough, high fever and severe chest and stomach pains.

Documents seen by The Guardian are said to confirm Kayla suspected of having been infected with Covid-19.


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The UK has currently recorded more than 400 deaths, with 9,000 cases.

This week, a 21-year-old woman became the youngest with no underlying health problems to die in the UK.

British diplomat Stephen Dick, 37, also died in Hungary after catching the virus.

Meanwhile, Clarence House yesterday confirmed Prince Charles had tested positive for coronavirus.

The 71-year-old remains in isolation in Scotland and remains in a good condition.

The Queen is in good health in Windsor Castle.


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