More coronavirus deaths announced at Leicester Hospitals

Two more patients with coronavirus have died at hospitals across Leicester, taking the total deaths to 365.

The two patients were aged between their 50s and 80s.

Ten people also tested positive for the virus, taking the total number of confirmed cased to 2,259 in Leicestershire according to Public Health England.

Of the 2,259 cases, 925 of them are within the Leicester city area and the other 1,334 in the wider county.

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A spokesperson for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that 365 patients being cared for at our hospitals, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.”

“Two of those deaths has been announced today (6 June 2020). The ages of the patients range between those in their 50s to those in their 80s.”

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the patient at this very difficult and distressing time.”

As the government eases lockdown restrictions, the challenge is to keep new infection rates as low as possible. To reduce the risk of transmission, the government has introduced new rules in the workplace, for shopping in non-essential stores and making face coverings mandatory on public transport.

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