A dad died after discharging himself from A&E over fears he might catch Covid and give it to his six-month-old daughter, it has been reported.

David Warner, 27, went to hospital with chest pains earlier this month and was reportedly tested for coronavirus but was terrified of catching the disease while waiting on a Covid ward for his results, and spreading it to his family.

The Sun reports that he then discharged himself from the hospital in the South East and went home to his partner Vicky Jones and their six-month-old daughter Evie.

On Saturday daughter Evie woke up crying and Mr Warner went to look after her but he was reportedly found dead in the living room.

A stock image of a nurse working on a patient in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London
A nurse working on a patient in the ICU. Stock image

Vicky, 21, told the paper: "The last thing he said to me was 'I love you, I'll see you soon'. I felt like my world had ended when I realised he was dead."

She reportedly said doctors wanted him to be placed on the Covid ward while waiting for his virus test results.

She said: "He put his foot down and said he had a six-month-old baby at home, and would rather take his chances with whatever was giving him chest pains than risk infecting Evie.

"They said they couldn't put him anywhere else, so he discharged himself and went home."

The Covid-19 test result was said to have come back after David died and it was negative.

Vicky added that his test coming back negative felt like a 'final insult'.

An NHS sign points towards a Coronavirus testing pod, as an ambulance arrives at the A&E Department of Kings College Hospital in Camberwell, south London. Stock image
An NHS sign points towards a Coronavirus testing pod

Vicky has since launched a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise money to give her partner a proper send off with a funeral.

She said: "On January 16 my soulmate David Warner sadly passed away.

"He was an amazing partner, son, brother, cousin, uncle, friend and the best daddy to his two beautiful baby girls, who he thought the absolute world of.

"He loved his gardening, darts, football, banger racing and most importantly he loved his beer and his smoke.

"Everyone that knew David would know how much time he had for anyone who reached out to him and always done his best to help, and would never want anything in return.

"He thought the world of his family and his two beautiful daughters, always saying how they were his purpose in life and that he wanted to give them the entire world.

"I’m setting up this fundraiser for David’s family and friends who would like to contribute whatever they can to give him the send off he deserves."