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Coronavirus: Three patients die at Newham Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19

PUBLISHED: 21:35 18 March 2020 | UPDATED: 21:35 18 March 2020

Three patients have died at Newham University Hospital after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Picture: David Mirzoeff

Three patients have died at Newham University Hospital after being diagnosed with coronavirus. Picture: David Mirzoeff

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Three patients at Newham University Hospital have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Alwen Williams, chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, confirmed the deaths on Wednesday, March 18.

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She said: “We can confirm that sadly, three patients at Newham Hospital have passed away. They had tested positive for Covid-19.

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

There have been 104 deaths of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 across the UK. All are believed to have had underlying health conditions.

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