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UK's longest-known Covid patient, 49, dies after he 'couldn't live like this anymore'

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The UK’s "longest Covid-19 inpatient" who spent the past 14-and-a-half months in hospital has died after deciding he could not "live like this anymore".

Jason Kelk, 49, was admitted to St James’ Hospital, in Leeds, on March 31 last year.

He remained there until Friday when he was moved to a hospice and died later in the day surrounded by his family, LeedsLive reports.

His heartbroken wife Sue Kelk, 63, said Jason's battle had become too much and that he had come to the decision to withdraw all treatment.

Paying tribute to her "soulmate" of 20 years, Sue added: “It was so peaceful. It was definitely important for him to do it on his terms.

"But he is leaving

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