Kevin McGee, Chief Executive, for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said:
“We can confirm that sadly, a patient aged 80 has passed away at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. They had tested positive for COVID-19.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”
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The trust, DHSC, NHS England and NHS Improvement will not be giving out any further information on these patients.
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.