Three more people with coronavirus die at the James Paget Hospital

James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2019

A further three people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died at the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH).

The James Paget Hospital's new 'respiratory A&E' unit. Photo: Simon Stevens

The James Paget Hospital's new 'respiratory A&E' unit. Photo: Simon Stevens - Credit: Archant

In a statement, the hospital said: “We can confirm that, sadly, three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“The patients who died were a woman in her 80s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 90s, all of whom had underlying health conditions.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ family and loved ones at this difficult time.”

Three patients with Covid-19 also died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, while The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn recorded five coronavirus-related deaths.

The new figures mean that the region’s total hospital death toll creeps up to 186.It was also announced today that coronavirus testing for care workers will start in Norfolk this week, as concerns were raised about safety for care staff as well as NHS workers.


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This comes after workers were original told their nearest Covid-19 testing centre was in Sheffield.

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