A third patient in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus has died, it emerged tonight, as the number of cases in Britain shot up to 278 in just 24 hours.
The male patient, aged over 60, had ‘significant underlying health conditions’ and had recently returned from trip to Italy. He was being treated at North Manchester General Hospital’s specialist regional unit for infectious diseases.
It came as Northern Ireland reported five new cases of coronavirus last night, adding to the biggest daily rise in the number of cases reported in the UK. The Department of Health said on Sunday afternoon that as of 9am on Sunday there were 273 coronavirus cases and 64 new patients.