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Two more patients die from coronavirus at James Paget Hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:43 01 April 2020 | UPDATED: 16:43 01 April 2020

Gorleston's James Paget University Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Gorleston's James Paget University Hospital. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Two more patients being treated for coronavirus have died at the James Paget Hospital, bringing the total to five.

A statement from the hospital said: “Sadly, we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“The patients who died were a woman in her 80s and a man in his 70s.

“Both had underlying health conditions.

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“Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

The first recorded death at the hospital was a man in his 80s on March 28, while two more deaths on March 29 and 30 were among a woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s.

All had underlying health conditions.

As of Sunday, March 29, 28 people were being treated for the virus at JPUH.

The James Paget Hospital's new 'respiratory A&E' unit. Photo: Simon StevensThe James Paget Hospital's new 'respiratory A&E' unit. Photo: Simon Stevens

There are now 29,474 cases confirmed across the UK.


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