Grandfather, 84, who had NEVER left UK is the earliest known fatality from ...

British man died in JANUARY from coronavirus: Grandfather, 84, who had NEVER left UK is pronounced earliest known fatality outside China after post mortem found COVID-19 in his lungs An 84-year-old man died at the end of January from Covid-19, it was claimed  Peter Attwood's death has been partly attributed to Covid-19 by a coroner  Mr Attwood's daughter Jane Buckland, 46, said her father , from Chatham, Kent, was admitted to hospital on January 7 with a bad cough Do YOU know anyone now thought to have died from coronavirus in January? Contact: [email protected] 

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

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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.

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