The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust covers the Wakefield, Pontefract, Castleford and Dewsbury area, and they confirmed last night that two patients, both in their 70s and with "significant" underlying health problems had passed away from the virus.
No indication has been given as to where the two people had been living, or where they may have come into contact with coronavirus. However, it was confirmed they passed away in hospital.
The trust said: “Clearly it is a distressing time for the families and our thoughts are with them.
“The trust is continuing to follow all of the appropriate infection control guidance to provide safe and effective care to our patients.”