The patient was “very unwell” with other health conditions, according the the hospital
The woman, who was in aged her 60s and lived in Barking and Dagenham, had been “very unwell with significant other health conditions.”
At this stage, it is not clear at what point and where she contracted the virus.
The interim Chief Executive at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We can confirm that a patient, who was in her sixties, and who tested positive for COVID-19 has sadly died at Queen’s hospital. She had been very unwell with significant other health conditions.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with the patient’s family at what is undoubtedly a very distressing time.
“We ask that the family’s privacy is respected.”
— BHR Hospitals ? (@BHR_hospitals) March 12, 2020
We can confirm a Barking and Dagenham resident, who tested positive for #coronavirus, has sadly passed away – our condolences go out to their family.
— Barking and Dagenham (@lbbdcouncil) March 12, 2020
The Department of Health has now confirmed there have been 590 cases of Covid-19 across the UK, with 10 deaths across the country.
Prior to today, only one case of coronavirus had been confirmed in Barking and Dagenham, but today that has gone up to three.
There have been no new cases in Havering, where the figure remains at two.
Redbridge still has one and there are no reported cases in Thurrock.
I’m very sad to learn of the latest coronavirus death, particularly at Queen’s Hospital in Romford. We’ll await the latest advice from the Government this afternoon.
The most important thing is that our response to this situation is guided by evidence, not emotion.
I am shocked and saddened to hear the news that a lady in her 60s, has died at Queens Hospital in Romford from Coronavirus. My thoughts and prayers are with the lady’s family and friends. I urge people to follow the NHS advice given on this link https://t.co/RPuXXUE4EO
— Andrew Rosindell MP (@AndrewRosindell) March 12, 2020
— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) March 12, 2020
Thoughts with the loved ones of the latest coronavirus fatality at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.
And thank you to everyone in social care and the NHS who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe and healthy
— Margaret Hodge (@margarethodge) March 12, 2020
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