By Katy Lewis
BBC News

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A teacher who spent six weeks in hospital with coronavirus has written a 3,000-word account of her experience on the advice of medics who treated her.

Karen Thorp, 51, from St Albans, believes she caught the disease in March while attending choir practice.

She left hospital in May after spending time in intensive care and said writing down what happened had helped her cope.

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, said it would use her story to “review and improve” care.

Ms Thorp, a type 2 diabetic, said her first symptom was “a scratchy throat”.