By Lizzie Deane For The Daily Mail and Henry Martin For Mailonline
Published: 01:57 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 02:57 BST, 9 September 2020
An 84-year-old man died at the end of January from Covid-19 - making him the UK's first coronavirus victim, it was reported last night.
Peter Attwood, whose death a coroner has partly attributed to Covid-19, died on January 30 – more than a month before what was previously thought to be the country’s first virus death on March 2.
Post-mortem tests on Mr Attwood detected coronavirus in his lung tissue, leading the Kent coroner to record his cause of death as 'Covid-19 infection and bronchopneumonia'.
Mr Attwood's daughter Jane Buckland, 46, told the Sun her dad, from Chatham, Kent, was admitted to hospital on January 7 with a bad cough.