Twin sisters have died within three days of each other after testing positive for coronavirus.
Children’s nurse Katy Davis, 37, died at Southampton General Hospital on Tuesday.
Identical twin Emma, herself a former nurse, died at the same hospital early on Friday.
Emma Davis had worked at the same hospital as her sister in the colorectal surgery unit for nine years until 2013.
Their sister, Zoe, said: “They always said they had come into the world together and would go out together as well.”
She said the “amazing” pair, who lived together, had other health conditions and had been unwell for some time.
“There are no words to describe how special they were,” she said.
“All they ever wanted to do was to help other people. Ever since they were young…they’d pretend they were doctors and nurses caring for their dolls.
“They gave their everything to all the patients they looked after. They were exceptional.”
“It doesn’t feel like any of this is real.”
A total of 50 British nursing staff have died during the pandemic, according to a list compiled by the Nursing Times.
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