Second death from coronavirus in Tameside

A man in his 80s in Tameside has died from coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

The man had underlying health conditions. 

A statement issued on Wednesday (March 18) by Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust said: "Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at our Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died. 

"The patient was in his 80s and had underlying health conditions. His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time."    

He is understood to be the sixth person to die after testing positive for the coronavirus in Greater Manchester. 

Another man in his 80s, who also had underlying health conditions, passed away at Tameside Hospital last week. 

The number of cases in Tameside has increased by two to 12, according to Public Health England figures. 

In total, 103 people have died in the UK from the coronavirus so far, with the death toll increasing by 32 on Wednesday. 

The Department for Health said that 2,626 people have tested positive in the UK. 

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