A Welsh family has discovered their beloved grandmother, who died after a battle with COVID-19, bought and wrapped Christmas gifts before her death.
Sixty-nine-year-old Iris Davies died last week at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Rhondda, Wales after testing positive for COVID-19 , Wales Online reports.
Davies' family says their grandmother, who they describe as a "diamond", was laughing and joking right up to the very end.
In addition to staying positive, she also managed to organise Christmas gifts, arrange supermarket deliveries for her husband of 38 years, and update friends and family on her condition via Facebook.
She joked about her "fellow hospital inmates" in her Facebook blog and reviewed the food she received.
Davies spent time at the Royal Glamorgan hospital in early September for gastroenteritis and bronchitis, before a doctor recommended she continue her treatment at home due to the growing COVID-19 situation at the hospital.
In September Davies tested negative for the virus twice, but following her readmission on October 6 with respiratory issues, a positive test was returned.
The Royal Glamorgan Hospital has now been declared as having a major outbreak on-site and the district of Rhondda has recorded the most deaths from COVID-19 in Wales.
Davies' family doesn't know how their grandmother contracted the virus, but has thanked the hospital for their care.