Coronavirus: Sixth person dies in UK after testing positive for Covid-19

UK’s sixth Covid-19 death announced

A sixth person has died in the UK after testing positive for the coronavirus.

In a statement, NHS England confirmed the Watford General Hospital patient died on Monday evening.

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The victim was in their 80s and with underlying health conditions.

A sixth person has died in the UK after contracting the coronavirus.

A spokesperson for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: "Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at Watford General Hospital, and had tested positive for Covid-19, has died.

“The patient, who died in the evening of Monday March 9, was in his early 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."

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