NHS trust in Wakefield continuing "infection control" after two deaths in the district from coronavirus confirmed

THE NHS trust covering the Wakefield district says it is continuing "appropriate infection control" after two patients were confirmed to have died from coronavirus.

By Nick Frame
Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 12:33 pm

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.

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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.”