Four more coronavirus deaths in Leicester hospitals confirmed

Four more patients being treated with coronavirus at Leicester hospitals have died.

Three patients died at the Leicester Royal Infirmary while the fourth died at Glenfield Hospital. Two were in their 70s and two were in their 80s.

This brings the total number of deaths to six in Leicester.

A spokesperson for University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly four patients have passed away at our hospitals.”

“A man and a woman in their 70s and a man in his 80s died at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. They had tested positive for Covid-19.”

“A man in his 80s died at Glenfield Hospital, and had also tested positive for Covid-19.”

“The patients all had underlying health conditions.”

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the patients’ families and loved ones at this difficult time.”

The total number of deaths across the UK rose to 422 on Tuesday, a rise of 87 in one day.

On Monday, Boris Johnson ordered a lockdown of the UK for three weeks, telling people they must ‘stay at home’ or face a fine.

People will only be able to leave their home for shopping, one form of exercise a day such as a run, walk or cycle, a medical need, to provide care or help a vulnerable person, or to go to work.

The new tougher measures are designed to slow down the spread of the virus, allowing the NHS to treat as many patients as possible.

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