Birmingham,Al man dies from UK covid-19

A Birmingham father and husband who was recently diagnosed and hospitalized with the new UK variant of COVID-19 has died, his wife says.

On her Facebook page, the wife of Alfonzia Jackson announced Tuesday night that he had lost his battle with the highly contagious virus.

"Lord this day has been hard," she wrote. "I wouldn't wish this on anyone as I said goodbye to my amazing husband. I was reminded of the day I said I do and we promised to spend the rest of our lives together."