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Elderly man dies in King's Lynn hospital after contracting coronavirus

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An elderly man has died after testing positive for the coronavirus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, it has been announced this afternoon.

The man is the 41st patient to die at the hospital having contracted the infection.

However, latest NHS England data suggests there have been no deaths related to the virus there in the past two days.

QEH General Views of the outside of the hospital (33286044)
QEH General Views of the outside of the hospital (33286044)

Chief executive Caroline Shaw said in a statement a short time ago: "Sadly, the death of a patient, a man in his 80s, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being cared for in our hospital has been confirmed.

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

New figures released by NHS England show there have now been 125 deaths of patients across Norfolk's three main hospitals.

However, the data also shows no deaths recorded at the QEH either yesterday or on Easter Sunday. The most recent fatality recorded according to those figures was on Saturday.

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