A healthcare assistant has died with coronavirus just days after the virus killed her husband.

Sharon Bamford, 63, who worked at Swansea’s Singleton Hospital, died on Tuesday becoming the eighth Welsh NHS worker to die with COVID-19.

Her death came just days after her 73-year-old husband Malcolm died in the same intensive care unit at Morriston Hospital.

Their son Christian, who was also in hospital with coronavirus, has now been discharged, a spokesman for Swansea Bay University Health Board said.

Jan Worthing, director of Singleton Hospital, said: Sharon was highly thought of by all the patients who have used the services and loved by her colleagues and friends within the team.

Sharon’s sad death will leave a massive void within the team and within the Singleton family.

Our thoughts and condolences are obviously with their sons Craig and Chris at this devastating time, with the loss of both Sharon and Malcolm.

We offer our most sincere condolences to Sharon’s family, friends and colleagues at this extremely sad time.

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