Person in their 40s becomes the youngest to die with coronavirus in Leicester Hospitals

A person in their 40s is the youngest person to die with coronavirus at a hospital in Leicester.

Ten more people, who tested positive for Covid-19, died overnight at the city’s hospitals, taking the total deaths to 106.

Previously, the age range of people who had died in hospital was in their 50s to 90s.

A spokesperson for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said: “Sadly, we can confirm that 106 patients being cared for at our hospitals, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.” 

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“Ten of those deaths has been announced today (12 April, 2020). The ages of the patients range between those in their 40s to those in their 90s.”

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

A new temporary mortuary opened in Leicester this weekend to deal with the extra deaths caused by the pandemic.

The facility has been created in a vacant building at Leicester General Hospital on Gwendolen Road, and has started to accept bodies from this weekend.

Across the UK, coronavirus hospital deaths have topped more than 10,000 as 657 more people died in England.

It brings the total number of deaths of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 to 10,532.

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