Twin sisters have died within three days of each other after testing positive for coronavirus, their sister has said.
Children’s nurse Katy Davis, 37, died at Southampton General Hospital on Tuesday, the hospital confirmed.
Identical twin Emma, herself a former nurse, died at the same hospital early on Friday, their sister Zoe said.
“They always said they had come into the world together and would go out together as well,” she said.
Zoe Davis said the “amazing” pair, who lived together, had other health conditions and had been unwell for some time.
“There are no words to describe how special they were,” she said.
The hospital said Katy, who worked at Southampton Children’s Hospital, had an underlying health condition and had been unwell for some time.
She tested positive for Covid-19 on admission and died on Tuesday evening, the hospital added.
Chief executive Paula Head said: “Katy has been described by her colleagues… as a nurse people would aspire to be like and that nursing was more than just a job to her.
“On behalf of everyone here… including our patients and the communities we serve, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to her family.”
The Royal College of Nursing said: “She’s been described as a dedicated and selfless nurse who had time for everyone sharing her skills and knowledge to ensure excellent patient care.”
The hospital could not confirm Emma Davis’ death, which the family said was also related to coronavirus infection.
Hospital staff held a “Clap for Katy” outside the main entrance on Thursday evening, hours before Emma’s reported death.
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