LONDON (Reuters) - A fifth person in the United Kingdom has died after contracting coronavirus, the health service said.
“We can confirm that sadly, a patient in their seventies who was very unwell with a number of significant and long term health conditions has passed away at St Helier Hospital,” said Daniel Elkeles, chief executive for Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust in a statement.
“They had tested positive for COVID-19,” Elkeles said. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”
Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Guy Faulconbridge