Coronavirus: 7 more Covid-19 deaths in Portsmouth at Queen Alexandra Hospital - oldest patient is 105

A PATIENT aged 105 is among seven who have died in recent days at Queen Alexandra Hospital, medics have said today.

By Ben Fishwick
Sunday, 29th March 2020, 3:08 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th March 2020, 9:23 pm

The four women and three men who have died, aged between 39 and 105, all had underlying health conditions.

They died in recent days after testing positive for Covid-19 at QA Hospital in Cosham, it was announced today.

It comes after Dr John Knighton, medical director, announced 13 deaths yesterday. This takes the total to 38.

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Dr John Knighton, medical director at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, said: ‘In the past days, seven patients aged between 39 and 105 who were being cared for at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth (QA) and had Covid-19, have sadly died.

'The patients, four women and three men, all had underlying health conditions.

'We have informed the families of the patients and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult time.’

There have been three more deaths at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced on Sunday.

The number of confirmed cases in Portsmouth has increased to 70.

In Southampton there are 43 cases. There are 432 in the rest of the Hampshire council area. In all the county has 545 cases, as of March 29.