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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Media Statement

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Media Statement – Monday March 16th 2020

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, Chief Executive, James Sumner said: “Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at Leighton Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient, who died yesterday, was in his 60’s and had underlying health conditions.

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


The Trust, Department of Health and Social Care (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.