Coronavirus kills second UK patient as man dies in hospital

An elderly man has become the second person in the UK to die from the coronavirus.

The un-named patient in his 80s is thought have died from COVID-19 while being treated at Milton Keynes, Hospital, Bucks.

Fellow patients on his ward have been isolated this morning and a deep clean has been carried out.

Local reports say it is understood the man had underlying health conditions.

Hospital staff who nursed the patient have gone into isolation and a detailed contact tracing exercise is now being undertaken to trace anybody who had been in contact with him in the days before he died.

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Family members and close contacts of the patient will be given advice and help.

Services at MK Hospital are running as normal today.

Daily Star has contacted Milton Keynes Hospital for comment.

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