Fourth person dies from coronavirus in the UK!

A fourth person has died in the UK from coronavirus, says Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

A woman in her 70s who had underlying health conditions and had been treated in a Wolverhampton hospital.

England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said: “I am very sorry to report that a fourth 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 Royal Wolverhampton Hospital, was in their 70s and had underlying health conditions.

It appears the virus was acquired in the UK and full contact tracing has begun.”

The number of confirmed infections in the UK has risen 46 to 319 over the last 24 hours, according to the latest government figures.

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