Much-loved Teacher whose only symptom was tiredness dies in hospital

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Tributes have poured in for Shamim Mir, who didn't display any of the classic symptoms associated with coronavirus except tiredness. The 59-year-old grandmother, from Yardley Wood, had simply complained about being tired after testing positive for Covid before Christmas.

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But on New Year's Eve she became breathless and her worried family called for an ambulance. She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Shortly after she arrived she was admitted into intensive care and was placed on a ventilator as her condition deteriorated.

But she suffered multi-organ failure and died on January 13 with her devastated family by her side.

Daughter Dr Naheeda Farooq told BirminghamLive: "My mother was a supply teacher and worked at many secondary schools across the Birmingham area.

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"She had been shielding through the pandemic as she suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure. My dad went to work. They both tested positive for Covid just before Christmas. Thankfully my dad recovered but my mom didn't.

Shamim MirShamim Mir didn't display of the classic coronavirus symptoms except fatigue (Image: handout )

"She didn't show any classic signs of coronavirus like a cough or high temperature or loss of taste. She was feeling very tired and had bouts of diarrhea.

"On New Year's Eve she became very unwell and was struggling to breathe. My dad called for an ambulance and she was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

"We spoke to her briefly on Facetime while she was in there but shortly after she was placed on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit.

"Her condition deteriorated and she suffered multi-organ failure. Doctors told us she wasn't going to make it so we visited her on January 13 where we offered prayers for her and held her hand as she passed away."

Dr Farooq

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