King's Lynn hospital confirms deaths of six more coronavirus patients
The deaths of six more patients who had tested positive for coronavirus at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital have been confirmed this afternoon.
The latest update increases the total number of people known to have died at the hospital after contracting the infection to 70.
Chief executive Caroline Shaw said: “The deaths of six patients, who had tested positive for COVID-19 have today been confirmed – four women and two men aged between 54 and 92.
"Our condolences and thoughts are with their families and loved ones.”
The figures now include the case of QEH healthcare assistant Chrissie Emerson, whose death was announced separately by the hospital on Monday.