Connor Reed (First Brit To Catch Covid-19 Dies Aged 26) Biography: Wiki, Age, Incident Details

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When he fell ill with the bug in November last year, Connor Reed, 26, had been employed at a college in Wuhan in China teaching English.

His heartbroken mother, Hayley, who lives in Brisbane, Australia, admitted that after catching Covid-19, he had never quite got over the “hardship” he had experienced.


He was 26 years old.

Incident Full Details

Mr. Reed, of Llandudno, who was fluent in Mandarin, was diagnosed with the virus in December after working at a college in Wuhan, China.

He first shrugged off the flu-like symptoms and was bedridden in his apartment away from work.

But after experiencing a heavy cough and losing his hearing, Connor, of Llandudno, North Wales, was then hospitalized.

About Connor’s Mother

She told The Sun: “To say Connor had a sense of adventure was an understatement.

“When he told us he was going to learn Chinese we didn’t really believe him but he knuckled down and went on his own to China and in a few years was speaking fluent mandarin.

“Over the last six months, he endured a lot of hardship in China contracting Covid and having over 20 weeks lockdown under strict conditions.

“He endured more lockdown than anyone we have even known – 16 weeks harsh lockdown in Wuhan, two weeks in Australia, and a further three weeks in the UK.

“We are both broken-hearted that his adventures came to an end at Bangor University where he was studying for a degree in the Chinese language with what looks like a tragic accident. “We will never know where his ambition and drive would have taken him.

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“We would like to give Connor the funeral he deserves in the UK and also Australia.

“We will not be able to attend his funeral in the UK due to the coronavirus restriction.

“Therefore we will make sure we all celebrate his life at his home in Australia.”

It bring me great sad announce our beautiful son Connor Reed has passed away in a tragic accident at Bangor University…

Posted by Hayley Reed on Monday, 26 October 2020


Last weekend, police and paramedics were called to his apartment, but at the scene, he was pronounced dead.

The case is not being treated as suspicious, and after universities returned last month, he is the ninth UK student to have died.

He went on to make a recovery, but last week in his halls of residence at Bangor University, Connor was found dead.

Connor describing his coronavirus symptoms earlier this year, he said, “The cough turned into a pneumonia-type thing and I ended up in hospital as my breathing was as if I was breathing into a paper bag.

“I didn’t want to take any antibiotics and just drank hot toddies made of hot whiskey and honey, and that really helped my sore throat.

“I’m walking proof you can survive the Coronavirus.”

Connor, whose parents Hayley and Rod moved to Australia around a decade ago, said he was ill for around two weeks before making a full recovery.

His family has launched a fundraiser to give him “the funeral he deserves”.


A fundraiser has been launched by his family to give him “the funeral he deserves.”

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A spokesman for North Wales Police stated: “Shortly after 10 pm on October 25, North Wales Police were requested by the ambulance service to attend at a student’s room at a Bangor University halls of residence.

“Regrettably, despite the best efforts of friends and paramedics, a 26-year-old male student was pronounced dead at the location.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends following this tragic death of a young student, and we request that their privacy is respected.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner for North West Wales, Mr. Dewi Pritchard Jones has been informed.”

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