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The 84-year-old grandfather, who NEVER left the UK, is the earliest known coronavirus death outside of China


Proof China Lied About Coronavirus? The 84-year-old British grandfather who died of Covid-19 caught it in December – just SEVEN DAYS after the first outbreak of the Wuhan outbreak

  • An 84-year-old man died of Covid-19 in late January
  • Peter Attwood's death was partially attributed to Covid-19 by a coroner
  • Mr. Attwood's 46-year-old daughter, Jane Buckland, said her father, from Chatham, Kent, was hospitalized on Jan. 7 with a severe cough
  • DO YOU know someone who is now believed to have died of coronavirus in January? Contact: tips@dailymail.com

An 84 year old The man died of Covid-19 in late January. This made him the UK's first coronavirus victim and questioned China's claims about the start of the pandemic.

Peter Attwood, whose death a coroner attributed in part to Covid-19, died on January 30 – more than a month before the country's first virus death on March 2.

Post-mortem tests on Mr. Attwood revealed coronavirus in his lung tissue, prompting the Kent coroner to record his cause of death as "Covid-19 infection and bronchopneumonia."

Mr Attwood's 46-year-old daughter, Jane Buckland, said her father, from Chatham, Kent, was hospitalized on Jan. 7 with a severe cough.

Peter had never traveled abroad and Jane fears he got the bug from her after contracting coronavirus symptoms on December 15.

Her father developed a dry cough on December 28, seven days after China claims it registered its first cases of the virus.

China previously insisted that the first cases were not discovered until late December, with the first Wuhan cases not being reported to the World Health Organization until December 31.

The Department of Health announced the significant increase in deaths but said it excludes Northern Ireland, which has not yet released its numbers

The Department of Health announced the significant increase in deaths but said it excludes Northern Ireland, which has not yet released its numbers

China claims his first death from the virus was on Jan. 7.

Last Thursday, she received an email from Kent coroner Bina Patel that coronavirus had been found in his lung tissue during the autopsy.

She said, “The doctors did every test under the sun but couldn't find out what was wrong with him.

'His blood tests showed high levels of infection, but they had no idea what it was.

He died on January 30th, and the temporary death certificate said it was heart failure and pneumonia.

“The virus was widespread in this country in December or maybe even earlier.

& # 39; China covered it up from the start.

“It is no wonder that so many people in this country have died from it. How many lives could have been saved if we had known what was really going on?

"My dad was older and had underlying heart disease so he would have been shielded."

Paul Hunter, Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia, said of Peter's case, "This is a remarkable development as it shows that there was some virus transmission in the UK before anyone noticed it."

A government spokesman said, "Every death is a tragedy. There is no evidence that there was any sustained intra-community transmission in January 2020.

"We acted quickly to contain the coronavirus and have always been guided by the best available evidence to develop a strategy to protect the NHS and save lives."

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