March 9, 2020 / 3:46 PM / a month ago

Fourth person dies from coronavirus in Britain - health minister

LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) - A fourth person in Britain has died from coronavirus, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday in a statement to parliament.

“Here in the UK, as of this morning, there were 319 confirmed cases, very sadly this now includes four confirmed deaths,” Hancock said.

A separate statement from England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty said the latest death was a patient in their seventies who had underlying health conditions and was believed to have contracted the virus in Britain. The patient died at a hospital in central England. (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by William James; editing by Kate Holton)

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