A man who had tested positive for Covid-19 has died at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
In a statement released this afternoon, John Oxtoby, medical director at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that a patient who was being cared for at Royal Stoke University Hospital, and had tested positive for Covid-19, has died.
“The patient, 73, had underlying health conditions and died on Thursday, March 19.
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“His family have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”