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Captain Sir Tom Moore, 100, Tests Positive for COVID-19 after Raising Millions for Virus Relief

Junie Sihlangu
Feb 01, 2021
06:40 A.M.
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Captain Sir Tom Moore recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease after working to raise millions for relief from the pandemic. He’s currently at a hospital, according to his daughter.


On Twitter, it was revealed on Captain Sir Tom Moore’s account that the veteran had been admitted to Bedford Hospital. The announcement was made by his daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore.

Moore was taken to the hospital on January 31, 2021, after he started struggling with his breathing. Before that, he’d been treated for pneumonia over the past few weeks.

Tom Moore on April 30, 2020, in Marston Moretaine, England | Photo: Emma Sohl - Capture the Light Photography/Getty Images

Tom Moore on April 30, 2020, in Marston Moretaine, England | Photo: Emma Sohl - Capture the Light Photography/Getty Images


Sadly, Moore ended up testing positive for the novel coronavirus disease. Ingram-Moore shared how her 100-year-old father was being treated for his ailment in a ward and not in an intensive care unit (ICU).

Before being taken to the hospital, the veteran had been battling his sickness at home. His daughter thanked the staff at Bedford Hospital for the remarkable care they’d given her father.


She noted how the medical staff would make her father comfortable while his family hoped he’d come home soon. Ingram-Moore noted the well-wishes and promised to update her father’s fans.

According to the family’s spokeswoman, Moore had not yet received the vaccine for COVID-19. The army veteran couldn’t get it because he was on medication for pneumonia.


He has since received support from many fans, including the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The politician tweeted his support for Moore and his family and wished him a full recovery.

The veteran became famous by walking 100 laps through his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, before his 100th birthday. He took on this task during 2020’s first UK lockdown.


The Keighley, West Yorkshire born star was knighted in July 2020 by the Queen for his efforts. The ceremony was held in a special event at Windsor Castle, and Moore shared how “absolutely overawed” he’d been on the day.

Funny enough, Captain Sir Tom Moore had only planned on raising just £1,000 or around $1,374.


He called the accolade a “high award” and confessed that the day had been marvelous for him. The veteran also went on a family holiday in Barbados in December 2020, after British Airways paid for his flight.

His fundraising efforts raised nearly £33 million or more than $45 million for the NHS. Funny enough, Moore had only planned on raising just £1,000 or around $1,374 for charity.

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