Death toll rises at Blackpool Victoria Hospital as confirmed cases continue to rocket

Another two patients have died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after being diagnosed with the coronavirus Covid-19.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 2:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 2:39 pm

It takes the number of deaths there to five, after Paul Ramsden, 80, from Lytham became the first to die from the disease on Friday.

The deaths of two more people - a man, 64, and woman, 70 - with underlying health conditions were announced yesterday.

Vic boss Kevin McGee said the latest to die are a man, 82, and woman, 84, both with underlying conditions.

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He said: "Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients' families and loved ones at this difficult time."

There are now at least 18 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Blackpool, up from 10 on Sunday, and 278 in the council area of Lancashire, which includes Wyre and Fylde.

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