A young nurse is thought to have killed herself at the south London hospital where she worked treating coronavirus patients.

The woman, said to be in her 20s, was found unresponsive on Monday at King's College Hospital, Camberwell.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “A member of staff was found unresponsive at the hospital on Monday (23 March 2020).

"Despite the best efforts of the medical team, they sadly died.

"We are offering support to their family at this difficult time and would ask that their privacy is respected.

"No further comment will be provided.”

Eight people have died of the COVID-19 virus at King's College Hospital.