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Father, 27, who went to A&E with chest pain but discharged himself over Covid fears died at home

A father who died suddenly at home had discharged himself from A&E over fears that he would catch the virus whilst waiting on a Covid ward, his partner has said. 

David Warner, 27, from Guilford, Surrey, was suffering with chest pains when he was admitted to a hospital in the South East earlier this month and given a coronavirus test.

Whilst waiting for the test results Mr Warner was placed on a ward for treating Covid patients, leading him to discharge himself over fears he would catch the virus and pass it to his young family, his partner Vicky Jones, 21, told The Sun.

A few days after returning home with his partner and six-month-old daughter Evie, the father-of-two was found dead in his living room by Ms Jones. 

David Warner, 27, from Guilford, (pictured with partner Vicky Jones) was suffering with chest pains when he was admitted to hospital earlier this month and given a coronavirus test 

Ms Jones said her partner had refused to stay on a ward where Covid-19 patients were treated after doctors asked him to wait there for his coronavirus test results.

Ms Jones told The Sun: '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.' 

Mr Warner's coronavirus test later came back negative, with Ms Jones telling the publication the news felt like a 'final insult'.  

Ms Jones said her partner had spent his last moments caring for their daughter, who he had gone into the other room to care for after she had woken up crying.  

A few days after returning home with his partner and six-month-old daughter Evie, the father-of-two was found dead in his living room by Ms Jones (pictured together)

She said Mr Warner had already fed and changed baby Evie, putting her in her bouncy chair, before she entered the room and found him.

The mother said she believes the last thing he saw was their baby's face. 

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Mr Warner's funeral. 

Ms Warner wrote on the page: '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.'

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