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UK News Man in his 60s is third person to die in UK after positive coronavirus test

23:51  08 march  2020
23:51  08 march  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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A man in his 60 s has become the third person in the UK to die after testing positive for coronavirus . The man , who had "significant" underlying 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

A man in his 60 s , who had underlying health problems, has become the third patient to die after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK . England’s chief medical officer Prof Chris Whitty said: “I am very sorry to report that a third patient in England who tested positive for Covid-19 has sadly died.

NHS Signs directing people to a NHS 111 Coronavirus Pod outside University College Hosptal on 6th March, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. On Thursday evening, a patient, reported to be a woman in her 70s, became the first person in the UK to die after being diagnosed. (photo by Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) © Claire Doherty NHS Signs directing people to a NHS 111 Coronavirus Pod outside University College Hosptal on 6th March, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. On Thursday evening, a patient, reported to be a woman in her 70s, became the first person in the UK to die after being diagnosed. (photo by Claire Doherty/In Pictures via Getty Images) A man in his 60s has become the third person to die in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.

The patient had "significant underlying health conditions" and was being treated at North Manchester General Hospital when he died, according to England's chief medical officer Chris Whitty.

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A THIRD patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK has died tonight - as ministers warned 100,000 Brits could die from the deadly bug. A spokesman for North Manchester General Hospital said: "The man in his sixties tested positive after travelling to Italy and had a number of underlying

A third coronavirus -related death has occurred in the UK , the Department of Health has confirmed. England’s chief medical officer said the person was a man over 60 and had “significant” underlying health conditions. He was being treated at North Manchester General Hospital.

He had also recently returned from a trip in Italy.

In a brief statement, Mr Whitty said: "I am very sorry to report that a third patient in England who tested positive for COVID-19 has sadly died.

"I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their privacy is respected."

Mr Whitty added that contact tracing was already underway.

A spokesman for the hospital confirmed on Sunday the man died while being treated for the virus at its specialist regional unit for infectious diseases.

He added: "Our thoughts are with the patient's family who are being supported by our specialist bereavement staff."

The announcement comes just days after the first two deaths were reported in the UK in patients who had tested positive for the illness.

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