A “respected and well-liked” doctor has died after testing positive for coronavirus.
Dr Edmond Adedeji, 62, passed away yesterday “doing a job he loved”, his family said.
He was being cared for at Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wilts., where he worked.
He assumed the role in August 2019.
In a statement, his family said: “We as a family are grateful to God for the life of Dr Edmond Adefolu Adedeji.
“He died doing a job he loved, serving others before himself.
“We would like to thank the staff and his colleagues for looking after him during his final days.
“He leaves behind a wife, three children and three grandchildren.”
Kevin McNamara, chief executive of the local NHS trust, extended his condolences to the family while announcing the death in a statement.
He said: “Dr Adedeji had worked with us as a locum registrar in the Emergency Department since August 2019 and was a respected and well-liked member of the team.
“He was being cared for in the Intensive Care Unit having tested positive for COVID-19.
“On behalf of the whole Trust, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Edmond’s family.”