Connor Reed Wiki – Connor Reed Bio
Connor Reed became ill with the virus in November 2019 while living abroad but seemingly made a full recovery before returning to Bangor University, Wales to study
A university student thought to have been the first Brit to catch coronavirus later died of respiratory failure, an inquest heard.
He was 26 years old.
Connor Reed Died
Connor Ellis Reed, 26, was found dead in his halls of residence bedroom in Bangor in October 2020, reports the Daily Post.
His body was discovered by friends between his bed and desk when they became worried that he had not been seen for a period of time, an inquest opening was told.
Mr Reed, from Llandudno, Wales, hit the headlines in February last year when he was said to have become the first Brit to catch coronavirus.
He had been working at a school in Wuhan, China and became ill in November 2019 before seemingly making a full recovery.
He then left the country to spend time with his family in Australia before moving back to Wales to study Chinese and linguistics at Bangor University.
Mr Reed kept a diary while he was in ill in Wuhan, listing his symptoms and sharing his three-and-a-half week ordeal with the world.
He described his initial “sniffle” and made notes about the problematic first 10 days, writing that he believed he was over the worst of the illness on day 11.
But day 12 brought a relapse – when Mr Reed questioned whether he could be dying.
He wrote: “Just as I thought the flu was getting better, it has come back with a vengeance. My breathing is laboured.
“Just getting up and going to the bathroom leaves me panting and exhausted. I’m sweating, burning up, dizzy and shivering.
Mr Reed’s family were unable to travel over to Britain from Australia for his funeral due to coronavirus restrictions and had to watch a live feed.
Heartbroken relatives described him as an “adventurous” and “happy” young man following his death.