March 9, 2020 / 6:20 PM / a month ago

Fifth UK patient has died from coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) - A fifth person in the United Kingdom has died after contracting coronavirus, the health service said.

“We can confirm that sadly, a patient in their seventies who was very unwell with a number of significant and long term health conditions has passed away at St Helier Hospital,” said Daniel Elkeles, chief executive for Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust in a statement.

“They had tested positive for COVID-19,” Elkeles said. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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