Leeds coronavirus: Four new deaths in city in last 24 hours

Four more people have died in Leeds after testing positive for coronavirus.

By Rebecca Marano
Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 4:27 pm

NHS England confirmed that four people in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have died in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in the city to 5.

A woman in her 80s was the first person to die in Leeds on Monday.

Four more people have died in Leeds after testing positive for coronavirus.

She had underlying health problems.

At the time, Dr Yvette Oade, Chief Medical Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said today: “We can confirm that, sadly, a patient who was in our care, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

The patient was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions.

"Her family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.

"We would ask the media to respect the privacy of the family, and the interests of staff at the hospital, to avoid any disruption to operational services.”

As of 4pm on Tuesday, March 24 - 8,077 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK.

The coronavirus death toll has risen to 422.

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