LONDON

Areema Nasreen, a 36-year-old British Muslim nurse, died on Friday after falling ill from coronavirus.

She is the latest in a string of deaths in Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) from the virus. Six out of the eight casualties in the NHS so far are Muslims with backgrounds in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

The mother of three had no underlying health conditions, and died in Walsall Manor hospital, central-west England, where she had worked for 16 years.

She started work at the hospital as a housekeeper and healthcare assistant, before completing her studies to become a nurse.

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