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Deaths of five more King's Lynn hospital coronavirus patients confirmed

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The deaths of five more patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus have been announced by officials at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital this afternoon.

That takes the total number of confirmed fatalities connected to the outbreak at the hospital to 61.

Chief executive Caroline Shaw said: "The deaths of five patients, who had tested positive for COVID-19 have today been confirmed – three men in their 90s, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 80s.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.. (33638367)
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.. (33638367)

"Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones.”

The announcement comes on the day the hospital confirmed that a member of its staff, healthcare assistant Chrissie Emerson, had also died after contracting the infection.

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