Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust said: "We can confirm that, sadly, a further seven patients have died who tested positive for COVID-19 whilst being treated at our hospitals.
“They were men aged 94, 84 and 56 who died at Furness General Hospital (FGH), women aged 82 and 58 who died at FGH, a man aged 90 who died at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) and a woman aged 89 who died at the RLI.
"All had underlying health conditions and died in the past few days.
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"Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones, and we would ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."