Coronavirus: Sixth patient dies at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

A sixth patient with coronavirus has died at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 1:45 pm

The person has become the ninth to pass away at hospitals run by the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Peterborough City Hospital where so far three patients have died.

Trust chief executive Caroline Walker said: “I can confirm that, sadly, nine patients being cared for in our trust have passed away. Six at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and three at Peterborough City Hospital. All patients were over the age of 70 and had pre-existing health conditions. They had all tested positive for Covid-19.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones at this difficult time.”

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No further information on the patients is being given.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Peterborough is currently 36.

So far, 1,789 people in the country with the virus have died while there have been 25,150 positive tests.