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‘He has been brave’: UK’s longest-known COVID patient dies ‘after withdrawing from treatment’

The UK's longest-known coronavirus patient has died after choosing to withdraw from treatment, his wife said. Jason Kelk, 49, had spent more than 13 months in intensive care at St James' Hospital in Leeds after contracting coronavirus in March last year. He was transferred to a hospice this morning and died surrounded by his family. His wife Sue Kelk wrote on Facebook on Friday: "Following on from my update yesterday it is with a very heavy heart that I have to share the sad news that Jason passed away peacefully at St Gemma's at 12:40pm today." Image: Jason Kelk had been using a ventilator since April last year after contracting COVID-19. Pic: Sue Kelk Mrs Kelk had posted on Thursday that her "darling husband" was facing "yet another setback" in his fight against coronavirus after contracting an infection. Advertisement The 63-year-old told the Yorkshire Evening Post after her husband's death on Friday: "It was definitely important for him to do it on his t..