Coronavirus patient dies at James Paget Hospital
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A coronavirus patient has died at the James Paget University Hospital, NHS England has confirmed.
This means that ten people confirmed to have the virus have now died in Norfolk.
According to new figures, a further 209 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died overnight, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in the UK to 1,228.
In a statement, the hospital said: “Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.
“The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions. His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”
The hospital has also confirmed that they are currently providing care for 28 inpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
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The news comes as the James Paget’s respiratory A&E, designed to isolate patients displaying coronavirus symptoms, went live on Friday.
Signage has now been installed to direct suspected coronavirus patients to the “right” A&E, and so protect patients and staff.
It is part of a wider hospital “zoning” procedure which keeps coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients separate.
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