A woman has become the second person at an autism charity to die after contracting coronavirus.
Sue Gargett, 53, had been an “invaluable” worker at the North East Autism Society (NEAS) before her death, the charity said.
She contracted the virus at Easter although its not known how. She died at the University Hospital of North Durham.
Her co-worker Margaret Blyth, 66, died in hospital in Sunderland in April.
Mrs Gargett, from Shotton Colliery in County Durham, helped people with autism find jobs and get prepared for work and had an underlying health condition.