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Woman in 70s who tested positive for coronavirus dies at Norfolk hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:53 16 October 2020 | UPDATED: 16:53 16 October 2020

Another death from coronavirus has been recorded at James Paget Hospital. PHOTO: Denise Bradley

Another death from coronavirus has been recorded at James Paget Hospital. PHOTO: Denise Bradley

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Another patient who tested positive for coronavirus has died at a Norfolk hospital.

It is the fourth death recorded at the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) in Gorleston in a period of eight days.

The other three deaths occurred on October 7, October 11 and October 14.

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The patient was a woman in her 70s who had underlying health conditions and her family have been informed.

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On Thursday, figures revealed a woman in her 70s died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King’s Lynn on Saturday, October 10.

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Cases are on the increase again across Norfolk after numbers fell off over the summer.

As of Wednesday, 28 people with the virus were being treated in Norfolk’s three hospitals - 13 in the JPUH, 10 in the QEH and five in the NNUH.


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