Kevin McGee, Chief Executive, for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said:
“We can confirm that, sadly, a further two patients have died who tested positive for COVID-19 while being treated at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Both patients had underlying health issues.
“They were a man aged 64 and a woman aged 70.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families 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.