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Coronavirus: Three deaths confirmed at Royal Surrey and Frimley Park hospitals

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Coronavirus: Three deaths confirmed at Royal Surrey and Frimley Park hospitals

Published at 4:23pm 20th March 2020. (Updated at 6:38pm 20th March 2020)

Seven patients who were being treated at Surrey hospitals have now died after testing positive for COVID-19.

NHS England today (20 March) confirmed a further 39 people who had coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of deaths in England to 167.

Among the 39 were two people who were at the Royal Surrey in Guildford and one being treated at Frimley Park - all had underlying health conditions.

Louise Stead, the Chief Executive at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that two of our patients who were being cared for at Royal Surrey County Hospital, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“The patients were aged 99 and 66 years old and both had underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust said in addition to the patient at Frimley Park, someone being cared for at Wexham Park Hospital in Berkshire also died.

In a statement the trust said:

"Sadly, we can confirm two more patients, who tested positive for COVID-19, have died at the Trust’s hospitals.

"Both were women, aged in their 80s, with underlying conditions.

"One of the patients died at Wexham Park Hospital on Tuesday.

"The other died at Frimley Park Hospital on Thursday.

"Both families have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."