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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Media Statement

Media Statement - Monday 23 March 2020

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

“Sadly, we can confirm that we have had a total of four patients being cared for at Leighton Hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19 and died.

“The fourth patient was in his 60s and had underlying health conditions.

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

 

Background

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.