A GP and a clinical support worker are the latest NHS staff members to have died after contracting coronavirus.

Krishan Arora, 57, was a senior partner at Violet Lane Medical Practice in Croydon, southwest London.

He had been a family doctor for 27 years.

In line with government guidance, he self-isolated at home after developing symptoms and was not in work at the time of his death on April 15.

Health secretary Matt Hancock said the government had identified 27 health workers who have died during the pandemic.

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But tributes from local NHS trusts and loved ones suggest the true figure is almost double.

Dr Arora, who was married with children, is believed to be the 50th NHS staff member to have passed away during the pandemic.

Colleague Dr Agnelo Fernandes said: "We are all greatly saddened by the death of Dr Krishan Arora.

"Krish was extremely well-liked and worked tirelessly to care for his patients and improve services for everyone in Croydon.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Krish’s family, friends and close colleagues at this difficult time.

"We will miss him."

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