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Man dies following coronavirus diagnosis at North Manchester General Hospital

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

The unidentified man, aged in his sixties, passed away tonight at North Manchester General Hospital.

It is said that the man also had an underlying health condition.

The man had tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after returning to the UK from a trip to Italy, authorities have confirmed.

Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty said: “I am very sorry to report that a third patient in England who tested positive for COVID-19 has sadly died. I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their privacy is respected.

“The patient, who was being treated at the North Manchester General Hospital, was over 60 years old and had significant underlying health conditions. They had recently travelled from an affected area. Contact tracing is already underway."

NHS

The man is the youngest yet to die from the virus in the UK, after an 83-year-old man recently died in Milton Keynes and an elderly woman in her 70s from Berkshire also passed away.

The news comes as 64 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the UK in the last 24 hours.

More to follow.

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