Two Coronavirus deaths have been confirmed at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Two elderly patients at Royal Lancaster Infirmary have sadly passed away due to Coronavirus

A 90-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman with underlying health conditions have tragically passed away due to complications relating to the Coronavirus at the Lancaster Infirmary.

In addition to this, a further five deaths have sadly been confirmed in Barrow-in-Furness at Furness General Hospital.

A statement issued by the Chief Executive for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Aaron Cummins announced that: “We can confirm that, sadly, a further seven patients have died who tested positive for COVID-19 whilst being treated at our hospitals.

“They were men aged 94, 86 and 56 who died at Furness General Hospital (FGH), women aged 82 and 58 who died at FGH, a man aged 90 who died at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) and a woman aged 89 who died at the RLI.

“All had underlying health conditions and died in the first few days.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patients’ families and loved ones, and we would ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”