COVID-19: First death since 30th April at Salisbury District Hospital

COVID-19: First death since 30th April at Salisbury District Hospital

Published by Mike Draper at 2:51pm 9th May 2020. (Updated at 3:13pm 9th May 2020)

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A patient with no underlying health conditions died at the hospital yesterday, Friday 8th May, after having tested positive for the virus.

The Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust have confirmed that there has been one more death from Coronavirus at Salisbury District Hospital.

  • It's the first fatality recorded at SDH in 8 days, and brings the death toll at the hospital to 49

A spokesperson said:

"Sadly a total of 49 patients who had tested positive for COVID-19 have died at Salisbury District Hospital."

A man in his fifties, with no underlying health conditions, died on Friday 8th May."

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time."


A further 207 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died.

That brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 22,971.

  • Patients were aged between 37 and 100 years old
  • 19 of the 207 patients (aged between 60 and 95 years old) had no known underlying health condition

Their families have been informed.

The full UK figure will be posted later today.


The number of confirmed cases, as of 5:20pm on Friday (8th May), in Wiltshire stands at 876.

This is made up as follows,

  • Wiltshire Council area - 479
  • Swindon Borough Council - 397

The number of confirmed case in Hampshire now stands at 3,960.

Those figures are made up as follows,

  • Hampshire County Council - 2,979
  • Southampton City Council - 522
  • Portsmouth City Council - 307
  • Isle of Wight Council - 152

The number of cases reported for each Upper Tier Local Authority may fluctuate as the figures are revised by Public Health England.

They may be changed due to multiple tests being carried out for one person being listed separately, for instance.

The figures include patients who are currently unwell, those who have recovered and those who have died – but does not include people who may have Covid-19 but haven’t been tested.

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