Captain Tom, Who Raised Millions of Dollars for Britain's Covid-19 Fight, Succumbs to Virus at 100

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Captain Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who has raised millions of dollars to support health workers in the fight against Covid-19, succumbed to coronavirus on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, UK prime minister's press secretary said Boris Johnson is thinking about fundraiser Captain Tom Moore "very, very frequently" and wishes him a swift recovery.

"The prime minister is thinking of Captain Tom very, very frequently at the moment, and his family, and is deeply wishing, as the whole country is, that Captain Tom makes as swift a recovery as possible," Allegra Stratton told reporters.

Moore, who raised more than 30 million pounds ($41 million)for health service workers by walking 100 lengths of his garden during last year's lockdown, was admitted to Bedford hospital after testing positive for the virus, his daughter said on Sunday.