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West Suffolk Hospital confirms deaths of two more patients with coronavirus

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Two more West Suffolk Hospital patients with coronavirus have died.

Both patients, one in their 80s and the other in their 90s, had underlying health conditions.

Dr Nick Jenkins, medical director for West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Our thoughts and condolences remain with these patients' family and loved ones at this difficult time."

West Suffolk Hospital (32805800)
West Suffolk Hospital (32805800)

They are the fourth and fifth patients who tested positive for Covid-19 to have passed away at the hospital.

The hospital is currently treating 10 patients with confirmed coronavirus.

The trust says 'every infection prevention precaution is being taken' but has urged others to play their part.

Dr Jenkins said: “Everyone has a role to play in helping to prevent the spread of infection. Please help by following the public health advice.

“To protect yourself, please be scrupulous with your hygiene and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and use and then bin tissues if you cough or sneeze. Thorough hand washing will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

“Patients who need to attend for urgent or emergency care should still come to hospital, as should patients with appointments unless contacted and told otherwise.”