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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Media Statement

Media Statement Tuesday 17th March 2020

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive James Sumner said:

 “Sadly, we can confirm that a woman who was being cared for at Leighton Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

 “The patient, who died on Sunday, was in her 60s and had underlying health conditions.

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


The Trust, DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement will not be giving out any further information on this patient.

The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services.