Two more people with coronavirus die at Northampton General Hospital - taking total to nine

"The families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time"

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 4:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 4:34 pm

Two more patients at Northampton General Hospital (NGH) with coronavirus have died, according to the latest update today (Wednesday, April 1).

Matthew Metcalfe, medical director for Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, said: “Sadly we can confirm that two patients who had been tested positive for Covid-19 have died.

"The families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Northampton General Hospital

The hospital are not releasing any further details are being released regarding the latest deaths.

The coronavirus death toll at NGH now stands at nine, with five at Kettering General Hospital, equalling a Northamptonshire death toll of 14.

A 92-year-old man was the first to die at the hospital on March 16, before a 78-year-old man died on March 26 - both had underlying health issues.

Three deaths were confirmed by the hospital on Monday and two were confirmed yesterday (Tuesday).

Four people aged in their 70s and 80s were confirmed to have died at KGH today but had actually died between March 23 and 30.

The latest testing figures for Northamptonshire, released yesterday, shows 170 people have tested positive for coronavirus.

A message from the editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper when you do your weekly shop.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you.