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Ten King's Lynn hospital patients die after contracting coronavirus

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Ten more patients are now known to have died at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, having tested positive for coronavirus.

The news emerged in the daily update of the number of deaths recorded by NHS trusts in England, issued this afternoon.

That means the total number of QEH patients who have died after contracting the infection now stands at 51, though at least 61 more have been discharged.

QEH General Views of the outside of the hospital (32960580)
QEH General Views of the outside of the hospital (32960580)

In a statement released a short time ago, QEH chief executive Caroline Shaw said: "Sadly, the deaths of ten patients, four men and six women between the ages of 68 and 93, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and were being cared for in our hospital, have been confirmed.

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

According to the NHS England data, the latest confirmed deaths occurred over the Easter weekend, with none recorded so far since Monday.

However, NHS England says the figures are subject to being updated over several days.

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