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COVID-19 – confirmation of patient deaths
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Press release date28/03/2020
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Last updated: 28/03/2020
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Press release

A spokesperson for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “Sadly we can confirm that 15 patients being cared for at our hospitals, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. One of those deaths has been announced today (Saturday 28 March).

                                                                                

“Patients were aged between 71 and 91 years old and all had underlying health conditions. 


“Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those patient at this very difficult and distressing time.”



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Notes to editors

• The trust will not be giving out any further information on these patients

• The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.

 


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University Hospitals of Leicester
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