Covid-19 patient at Bassetlaw Hospital dies

A patient with coronavirus being treated at Bassetlaw Hospital has died.

Doctors confirmed the patient was in their 60s and had underlying health conditions.

The hospital announced they were caring for a person who had tested positive for Covid-19 at the weekend.

A spokesman for the hospital said at the time those who had been in contact with the patient had been given emergency contact details in case they developed symptoms and advice about self-isolation.

A patient being treated for coronavirus at Bassetlaw Hospital has died

Speaking about the patient’s death Dr Tim Noble, Medical Director at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “With a heavy heart I can confirm that a patient who had tested positive for Covid-19 has passed away at Bassetlaw Hospital.

“The patient - who was in their 60s - had underlying health conditions.

“As a trust we share our deepest sympathies with their loved ones and we are asking the media to respect the wishes of the family for privacy during this difficult time.”

This is the second coronavirus death for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

On Monday the trust announced the death of a patient in their 50s being treated at Doncaster Royal Infirmary after testing positive for Covid-19.

Doctors confirmed the patient had underlying health conditions.

Neither patients’ identities have been revealed and the trust says it will not be commenting further on the deaths.

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