Seven Covid-positive patients die in a week at Norfolk hospital

Gorleston's James Paget University Hospital has 100 empty beds and is stressing they are very much o

Gorleston's James Paget University Hospital has 100 empty beds and is stressing they are very much open to patients Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

A man in his 40s was among seven patients who have died within a week at the James Paget University Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

On Monday, August 23, the hospital confirmed five patients had died after testing positive, including two men in their 80s, a woman in her 70s, and man in his 60s and a man in his 40s. 

Two more patients, both men, one aged in their 80s and the other in their 70s, died earlier this week, the hospital announced on Friday.

A spokesperson for the hospital said: "Sadly, we can confirm two men who were being cared for at the JPUH, who had tested positive for Covid-19, have died.

"The patients were a man in his 80s and a man in his 70s and both had underlying health conditions.

"Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them."