Published: 18:05, 20 July 2020
| Updated: 18:06, 20 July 2020
A pensioner died from Covid-19 in hospital after originally being admitted for a different illness, an inquest opening has heard.
She was later diagnosed with acute appendicitis - which is a painful swelling of the appendix.
But tragically the 89-year-old contracted Covid-19 while at the hospital and she died on July 13.
Coroner Katrina Hepburn told the opening of the inquest at County Hall, Maidstone, today how a post-mortem gave the cause of death as bronchopneumonia due to Covid-19.
An appendectomy - where the appendix is removed - was listed as a contributing factor.
A provisional date for the full inquest has been set for August 3 at Archbishop's Palace in Maidstone at 10.30am.