Second patient dies at Leighton Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus



Another patient who had tested positive for coronavirus has died at Leighton Hospital – the second death at the complex in 24-hours.

The woman – who has not been named – lost her fight for life at the Crewe hospital on Sunday. She was in her 60s and had underlying health conditions.

It follows the death of a man in his 60s on Saturday. He had also tested positive for coronavirus and had underlying health conditions before his death at the hospital.

Now Cheshire East Council has warned more coronavirus deaths are expected across the area.

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Its acting director of public health, Matt Tyrer, said: “Sadly, we have today been informed that a woman being cared for at Leighton Hospital, who had tested positive for Covid-19, has died.

“The patient, who died on Sunday, was in her 60s and had underlying health conditions. Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this distressing and difficult time.

“Given the latest scientific evidence around Covid-19 and its infectiousness, the likelihood is that, sadly, there will be more deaths from this virus in the borough.

“We are working closely with partners in the NHS to ensure the most vulnerable people are protected. We are committed to ensuring that people have clear and up-to-date information to enable them to make the most informed decisions for themselves and their families.

“We would reiterate that prevention is always better than cure. So, as with the flu virus, the most effective way for people to protect themselves from Covid-19 is to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene to prevent the risk of infection and a ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach to coughs and sneezes.

“People are also advised to avoid contact with anyone who is unwell and showing symptoms of coronavirus.”





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