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COVID-19: A further two deaths at Salisbury District Hospital

COVID-19: A further two deaths at Salisbury District Hospital

Published by Mike Draper at 2:48pm 1st May 2020. (Updated at 3:13pm 1st May 2020)

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After three consecutive days without any recorded fatalities, the total number of people having died after testing positive for the virus at the hospital has risen to 47.

The Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust have confirmed that two patients died yesterday (Thursday 30th April).

The figures are correct as of 8.15am this morning.

A spokesperson for the Trust said:

"Sadly a total of 47 patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died at Salisbury District Hospital."

"A man in his seventies, with underlying health conditions, died in the last 24-hours."

"Another man, in his eighties, also with underlying health conditions, died."

"Our thoughts and condolences are with their families and loved ones at this difficult time."


News of the deaths is saddening, but Salisbury District Hospital has seen some encouraging signs and a ray of hope after recording a run of three days this week, from Tuesday to Thursday, with no patients dying with the disease.

Staff working at the hospital continue working to care for, and help save the lives of more patients on the wards who have also tested positive for coronavirus.


A further 352 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died at hospitals in England.

That brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 20,483 *.

* The published number of total deaths on Tuesday 28 April for those patients who died and tested positive for Covid-19 incorrectly included six patients who tested negative. Today’s total from NHS England has been revised down by six to rectify this error.

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