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Three patients die in Wakefield and Harrogate after testing positive for Covid-19

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It has been announced that three people have died in the Calendar region after being treated for coronavirus.

Two people died in the Wakefield area and one person died in Harrogate.

These are the first confirmed deaths in our region from the Covid-19 infection.

Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust - covering Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury - said the two patients who died were both in their 70s.

The Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust said the patient who died in their hospital had underlying health conditions.

There are currently 79 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the Calendar region with 1,950 throughout the UK.

“Sadly, we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for at our hospital sites, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

Both of these patients were in their 70s and had significant underlying health conditions.

“Clearly it is a distressing time for the families and our thoughts are with them.

“The Trust is continuing to follow all of the appropriate infection control guidance to provide safe and effective care to our patients."

– Martin Barkley - Chief Executive of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

“Sadly, we can confirm that an elderly patient who was being cared for at Harrogate District Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient had other significant underlying health conditions.

“The patient’s family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

– Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, spokesperson

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