Two coronavirus deaths confirmed for NHS Trust covering Dewsbury

NHS Trust for Mid Yorkshire is continuing "infection control" after two coronavirus deaths in the district were confirmed.

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 9:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 10:02 am

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which covers the Dewsbury area, confirmed last night that two patients.

The patients were both in their 70s and with "significant" underlying health problems, had passed away from the virus in one of the Trust's hospitals.

The trust said: “Clearly it's a distressing time for the families and our thoughts are with them.

Dewsbury Hospital

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

No indication has been given as to where the two people had been living, or where they may have come into contact with the virus.

The Trust covers hospitals in Dewsbury, Pindersfields, Pontefract, and Wakefield.