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Coronavirus: One more death reported at King's Lynn hospital taking total to 52

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One more patient has died at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital having tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total of Covid-19 related deaths there to 52.

The QEH's CEO Caroline Shaw confirmed this afternoon that a man in his 80s, who was being cared for at the hospital and who had tested positive for Covid-19, has died.

A daily update on statistics from NHS England suggests the death was officially recorded on Wednesday, meaning the total of QEH patients who have died after contracting the infection now stands at 52, though at least 61 more have been discharged.

QEH General Views of the outside of the hospital (32960580)
QEH General Views of the outside of the hospital (32960580)

Mrs Shaw said: "Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

Across the UK, the death toll now stands at 14,576 after 847 new deaths were reported in hospitals in the latest figures.

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