Inquest opened into death of patient with coronavirus

PUBLISHED: 12:07 20 April 2020 | UPDATED: 10:28 21 April 2020

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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An inquest into the death of a woman who contracted coronavirus has opened.

Ruth Cushine, who was born in Norwich, and lived in North Walsham, died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) on April 12.

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Yvonne Blake, area coroner, opened an inquest into her death on Monday, April 20, at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, in Norwich.

She said the 85-year-old was born on October 10, 1934, and was a housewife.

Mrs Blake said the medical cause of death was Covid-19 virus and a fractured hip.

Due to emergency legislation introduced by the government, the inquest will be adjourned until July 16 to be held with a jury.

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