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Coronavirus: King's Lynn hospital confirms 130th death

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An elderly man has become the 130th patient to die with the coronavirus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, it has emerged this afternoon.

The news was confirmed following the publication of the daily figures for fatalities recorded by NHS trusts in England.

But there are signs that the level of cases may finally be slowing.

COVID-19 A&E directions for ambulances at the QEH.. (33638493)
COVID-19 A&E directions for ambulances at the QEH.. (33638493)

QEH chief executive Caroline Shaw said in a statement: “The death of one of our patients, a man in his 70s who had tested positive for COVID-19, has been confirmed today.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and loved ones.”

The NHS England data shows the most recent death recorded at the QEH so far was last Wednesday, May 13.

At present, only four deaths have been recorded at the hospital over the past seven days, compared with 17 during the previous week.

Last week, senior medics said they believed the initial peak of the crisis had now passed.

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