Two more patients die at Royal Stoke after testing positive for COVID-19



Two more people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died at Royal Stoke University Hospital this week – the Trust has announced.

John Oxtoby, Medical Director at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, said: “Sadly, we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for at Royal Stoke University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“A 79-year-old man, had underlying health conditions and died on Thursday March 26.

“And a 75-year-old man, also with underlying conditions, died on Wednesday March 25,

“Both families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

The latest figure means the number of deaths at the hospital of patients who have tested positive has risen to five.

A 51-year-old man and an 89-year-old man died at the hospital on Friday (March 20) while another man, aged 73, died at the hospital on Thursday March 19.

All three had underlying health conditions.

A total of 759 people have now died across the UK after testing positive for the coronavirus since the outbreak began.

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