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Coronavirus: Patient dies at Southampton General Hospital

Coronavirus: Patient dies at Southampton General Hospital

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 2:41pm 16th March 2020. (Updated at 3:07pm 16th March 2020)

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The NHS Trust there has confirmed that a man they've been treating has passed away.

A statement's been posted on their website today (Monday 16th March).

A spokesperson for University Hospital Southampton has said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at University Hospital Southampton and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The patient was aged 69 and had underlying health conditions.

His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

This news follows an update from the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust earlier - as a patient cared for at the District Hospital has died and tested positive for Covid-19.

This is the first death that's been confirmed in Hampshire with a patient diagnosed with coronavirus.

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust had already asked only essential visitors to attend: 

Some advice has been released by Hampshire County Council to help elderly and vulnerable people in the community:

 

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