Mar 8, 2020

Coronavirus: Man in his 60s becomes third UK death

A man in his 60s has become the third person in the UK to die after testing positive for coronavirus. "Prof Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said:"I am very sorry to report that a third patient in England who tested positive for Covid-19 has sadly died. A spokesman for North Manchester General Hospital said the man had "a number of underlying health problems". The announcement of the death follows confirmation on Friday that an 83-year-old great-grandfather had become the second person to die in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus. On Thursday evening, another patient, a woman understood to be in her 70s, became the first person in the UK to die after being diagnosed with the virus while at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

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