A patient being treated for the rare coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has died.
The hospital released a statement saying the patient passed away on Sunday morning in the critical care unit.
The statement revealed the victim was already an outpatient at the hospital, undergoing treatment for a long-term, complex unrelated health condition and was particularly vulnerable to infections:
– Queen Elizabeth Hospital
"The patient was immuno-compromised and is believed to have contracted the virus from a relative who is being treated for the condition in a Manchester hospital.
QEHB is working closely with the Health Protection Agency which is currently following up other household members and contacts of this case."